COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Health care providers across the nation have experienced declining volumes and loss of revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Monday, April 6th, Maury Regional Health (MRH) will join the ranks of hospitals forced to furlough employees, after experiencing a 35% decrease in revenue.
According to MRH CEO Alan Watson, the organization will temporarily furlough 340 employees beginning April 6, 2020 while remaining fully-staffed in the areas directly treating COVID-19 patients.
According to Watson, the decline in volumes can predominately be attributed to the mandated cancellation of non-emergent surgeries and waning outpatient visits resulting from self-isolation.
Furlough length will vary based on the area of service and the increase in patient volumes over time, specific to each service. Maury Regional Health employs more than 3,000 individuals with hospitals in Columbia, Lewisburg and Waynesboro as well as 20 Maury Regional Medical Group practices and numerous outpatient facilities.
For more information about the COVID-19 pandemic, visit COVID.MauryRegional.com.