Medical facility in Missoula eliminating positions
Community Medical Center in Missoula is eliminating the equivalent of about 60 full-time positions through a combination of furloughs and 20 job cuts.
Hospital CEO Steve Carlson tells the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/19T9rVk) that a decreased demand for acute care services has forced the reduction at the facility that employees more than 1,020 full- and part-time workers.
Managers have been taking a one-day furlough each pay period the last two months as the center attempts to attain about $3 million in savings.
Carlson says the ratio of nurses to patients will remain within accepted national standards.
Nurses are about a third of the hospital staff.