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Virginia Mason to Furlough Workers, Cut Pay Amid Washington Coronavirus Crisis
Apr 8, 2020 4:57:38 PM
by: Definitive Healthcare
KING Channel 5 News reports that the Virginia Mason Health System will furlough some of its employees and reduce compensation for others because of a 30 percent decrease in revenue since the onset of the novel coronavirus epidemic. The financial strain comes from a significant reduction in clinic visits and elective pr...
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Atrium and Novant Want Field Hospital to Be Built at UNCC Before Cases Surge
Apr 8, 2020 4:57:27 PM
by: Definitive Healthcare
WSOC Channel 9 News reports that both Atrium Health and Novant Health have requested that Mecklenburg County get 3,000 more beds to head off the novel coronavirus surge. The increase in COVID-19 patients is expected in the county from mid-April 2020 to mid-May 2020. Atrium and Novant have requested that a field hospita...
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1,000-Bed Navy Hospital Ship Comfort Treating Few Patients in NYC
Apr 8, 2020 4:57:18 PM
by: Definitive Healthcare
ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News reports that the 1,000 beds onboard the USNS Comfort are practically empty since there are strict requirements for patients to be treated there. The Comfort was not intended to treat COVID-19 patients, but to help the overwhelmed NYC hospitals by taking in regular inpatients. So far, it ha...
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Cayuga Medical Center (NY) Prepares to Add Beds as PPE Shortages Loom
Apr 8, 2020 4:57:09 PM
by: Definitive Healthcare
According to The Cornell Daily Sun, Cayuga Medical Center is expanding its patient capacity and adding beds ahead of an expected surge of novel coronavirus patients. Cayuga Medical has between 20 and 30 beds in storage that could be immediately added to its existing 200 beds. Outside organizations such as the Red Cross...
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Tenet Healthcare Announces Furloughs, Plans to Raise Cash
Apr 8, 2020 4:57:00 PM
by: Definitive Healthcare
Modern Healthcare is reporting Tenet Healthcare announced in an investor presentation on April 2, 2020, it will furlough about 500 employees and plans to issue $500 million in debt to increase its financial position amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenet withdrew its previous 2020 outlook and Q1 2020 guidance and will repor...
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HCA Healthcare Names Richard Hammett North Florida Division President, Michael Joyce Retiring
Apr 1, 2020 3:13:09 PM
by: Definitive Healthcare
HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced that it has appointed Richard Hammett as president of HCA Healthcare’s Tallahassee-based North Florida Division, effective June 1, 2020. Hammett will assume leadership from Michael Joyce, a 33-year veteran of the organization,...
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