by Jackie Nunnery
Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) recently announced the temporary furlough of “associates who are unable to work due to temporary closure, cancellation and low census in primary care, outpatient and surgical services.”
BSMH public relations and communications specialist Jenna Green said the furloughs affected 700 employees or about “20% of the shared services personnel.” This announcement did not affect any Bon Secours employees at Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital or the six primary care practices in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
Explaining the furloughs, BSMH chief executive officer John Starcher said, “These decisions will help our ministry preserve life and provide vital health care services to the increasing number of patients that require care; be good stewards of our resources and provide…
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