Hospital Confirms Furloughs

San Juan Regional Medical Center has limited our services to emergencies and urgent medical needs and deferred elective care at this time, which has severely negatively impacted our revenue and monthly cash collections. In order to continue to provide valuable healthcare services to our community in this time of unprecedented financial challenges, we have taken action to reduce costs in non-staffing areas.

From: San Juan Regional Medical Center

Monday, April 13, 2020

San Juan Regional Medical Center CEO Jeff Bourgeois addressed the furlough issue this morning on KSJE:

Statement from San Juan Regional Medical Center:

This is an unprecedented event for our country. No organization has been spared the impact of COVID-19. San Juan Regional Medical Center has limited our services to emergencies and urgent medical needs and deferred elective care at this time, which has severely negatively impacted our revenue and monthly cash collections. In order to continue to provide valuable healthcare services to our community in this time of unprecedented financial challenges, we have taken action to reduce costs in non-staffing areas. Our entire senior leadership team and many of our San Juan Health Partners providers have taken a reduction in pay. In addition, we have implemented temporary furloughs for members of our workforce. This will allow us to dedicate our resources directly to the COVID-19 patient care needs as well as other emergent and urgent patient care needs. This is not a layoff or reduction in workforce. Those on furlough are still employed by SJRMC and receiving their benefits. Once the pandemic subsides and our patient care volumes and demand for services returns, furloughed employees will be called back to work.

San Juan Regional Medical Center would like to thank Governor Lujan Grisham for leading a proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has helped to mitigate the spread of the virus. We are also appreciative to the state’s Human Services Department for advancing payments  to hospitals across New Mexico through the Disproportionate Share and Safety Net Care Pool programs.   

 

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