Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Obamacare Effects- Christian Hospital to Begin Layoffs

What happens when you mess around with our healthcare system and take control of the health insurance industry, as Obamacare has done? Hospitals begins reducing their staff and their ability to provide the healthcare of it's community it serves in. And in Obama's home state, no less.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL, a Christian founded and built premier hospital in Illinois that opened 35 years ago is handing out pick slips at the end of this week because of Obamacare.

A little known story that was discovered in the 3rd page of the Chicago Tribune.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove said it will cut employees because of Medicaid cuts and other growing financial pressures associated with health care reform, a company statement said Friday. 
"As part of the workforce redesign, associate positions in some units/departments are being eliminated while positions in other departments are being added," said company spokesman Jim Silvestri.  The hospital plans to provide the impacted employees with "placement assistance across the hospital and Advocate Health Care."

The hospital also implemented a selective hiring freeze this year and has begun focusing on reducing the length of patients' hospital stays and avoidable readmissions.

"While these efforts translate to better care for our patients, they also mean a lower daily census," the statement said.

Here we go folks! Until this thing is repealed or found to be un-constitutional, these kinds of things are going to continue.


Silverfiddle said...

... And the state of Illinois will continue to vote solidly and dependably democrat...

Unknown said...

Nov 2010 was pretty close there in IL, actually and numbnut Quinn didn't win by much. Based on some Dems who voted for Obama in 2008, and Quinn in 2010, that I have talked to, they will not vote for them again in 2012 and 2014.

They are solidly behind Romney.
I know.... it's weird to even fathom Romney taking IL... but stranger things have happened. lol