Raleigh General Hospital has implemented a plan that will eliminate 14 positions.
Officials at Raleigh General Hospital announced Tuesday, Dec. 18 that a plan was implemented on Monday, Dec. 16 to eliminate 14 positions. According to RGH President and CEO David Darden, the positions were primarily non-patient care responsibilities. In addition to the loss of those positions, Darden said several other positions, which had recently become vacant, will not be filled. The announcement also stated that the hospital would also not utilize employees in PRN or "as needed" positions on a regular, full time basis.
"In response to this ongoing challenging environment, Raleigh General must adjust its operations to become efficient and more streamlined while maintaining our focus on providing exceptional patient care and service excellence," said Darden. "Our goal in impacting these positions is to provide the best opportunity for our full time and part-time employees to work consistent hours on a regular basis, thereby providing them with a more secure financial environment."
Darden added that while the plan was not easy to implement, it was necessary. Employees who were impacted by the plan will receive the maximum amount of financial assistance that the hospital's policy will allow.
"We will keep these affected individuals in our thoughts and prayers," Darden said. "Raleigh General Hospital has faced challenges in the past and the current environment in which we work is another such challenge. I am confident that we will successfully navigate these difficult times and become stronger through the steps we were required to take."