The needler in the haystack.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Solaris lays off forty


Sign that once graced the entry to Muhlenberg Hospital.
Solaris Health System, parent organization of JFK and the former Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, has laid off forty administrators, I have learned.

This comes on the heels of the sudden and unexpected exit of CEO John McGee a week ago Friday.

All of the positions are at Solaris' Edison headquarters, I am told.

There are unconfirmed whispers that the slimming down is in preparation for a takeover by another, larger healthcare outfit.

Others say 'as if'!

I'm of the school that thinks the layoffs are just another indication of the continuing financial problems at the healthcare company rather than any possible takeover.

One sign of the hard times is that 'development' (read 'fundraising') personnel are among those being laid off.

It's as if a dairy farmer were to lay off the milkmaids.

Hardly a winning move.



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Word is that Muhlenbeeeeerg ER took a hit today as well, slashing the nursing staff to just 2 over night. I feel safe.

Rob said...

I am sure Sharon is right on top of this...