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Dozen Perry Memorial Hospital Employees Have Rest Of Year To Find New Job

Posted by wlpo on May 25, 2013

One could argue there’s never enough time to recover from a job cut but Perry Memorial Hospital officials hope a half-year’s notice is enough time for a dozen employees to find a new profession.

Perry Memorial CEO Rex Conger announced yesterday that the Women’s Healthcare Unit will close January 1st because of a variety of reasons including medical reimbursement losses and shrinking pool of women in Bureau County young enough to have babies.  The dozen employees on the chopping block will get top consideration of any other openings at the hospital according to Conger.  They will be given the chance to use the rest of the year to do training for another medical profession.

The Women’s Healthcare employees who don’t find another job at Perry before 2014 will be eligible for unemployment.  Conger says no severance packages will be available.

Conger says the women’s healthcare department lost 500 thousand dollars last year.

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