Employees at Westlake Regional Hospital and a number of primary care centers are learning their fate today as officials begin implementing a plan to drastically reduce costs.
The decision to cut 24 jobs is only part of an expense reduction model approved by the hospital board Tuesday in an effort to keep banks at bay and get a cash infusion from the county. On Tuesday evening, the fiscal court voted to loan the hospital district $1.5 million.
DEVELOPING A PLAN
The hospital district was days away from closing its doors when the plan was approved Tuesday. Last week, the board met on Thursday night in a special called meeting to hammer out a way to keep the doors open.
Two new hospital board members took the reigns in proposing cost-cutting measures and the other three board members were slow to agree.
Craig Pyles and Richard Grant, who were just appointed to the hospital board…
To read more, get this week’s issue of the Adair County Community Voice. Newspapers are in racks early this afternoon and in mailboxes on Thursday.
By Sharon Burton