Medical Center of Central Georgia Cuts 50 Jobs | News
Officials with the Medical Center of Central Georgia have cut 50 jobs over the past month.
About a dozen of those jobs were management. Another 35 to 38 eliminated positions include nurses, office clerks and front end registration.
The Medical Center of Central Georgia says they have 4,700 people working for the hospital.
Rhonda Perry, chief financial officer, says nursing cuts at the hospital were minimal.
Perry said halfway through the year they were facing a $13 million deficit and could have faced a $20 million deficit if changes weren't made.
Now they expect to close the year with a $6 million deficit.
Perry says they've cut $9 million; about $3.3 million from job cuts and $4.6 million from other cuts.
"It would be changes in work hours, it could be reductions in actual people, it could be where we identify an area where we can actually make reduction," said Perry.
Another $4 million in cuts come from various pay-practice changes.
Perry said they've made adjustments to their budget, as major parts of the new health care law take effect.
Perry says the Medical Center does not plan any further layoffs. In fact, she said all employees who are being paid below market value will get raises in January. She said that includes nurses.