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CHARLOTTE, MI (WLNS) - They've been providing health care for close to 80 years to people in Charlotte, but changes are on the way for Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital.
As of Friday, 25 jobs have been cut. 6 News Nick Perreault spoke with the CEO, who explains why this happened and what's next for the hospital.
From walkins to emergengency visits and reimbursements from the federal government, Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is seeing less and that now means less employees.
It's "really about making sure we are right sized for the volume of services we provide," said CEO, Matt Rush Hayes, Green Beach Memorial Hospital.
Rush says eliminating 25 positions from clinical to administration is not just about cutting costs, but enhancing effeciency.
"This is about divesting services that no longer need the resources there, putting money into resources and services."
That will help them in the long run, which means shifting resources.
Now the CEO says those that come here to Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital shouldn't be concerned because services won't be affected by these cuts.
"In fact some of the things we're doing are going to improve patient care processes, merging some departments."
At the same time Green Beach is making investments in women's health orthopedics, pain management and radiology.
"This isn't about survivial at Hayes Green Beach, it's about thriving in the future."
It's part of a bigger plan than just letting some people go.
The plan is "a comprehensive plan to position ourselves in healthcare reform that rewards cost effectiveness, high quality better value and appropriate services for the community."
The hospital estimates the changes in workforce and other cost reduction programs will result in a$2 million improvement over the next fiscal year.
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