Boston Children's Hospital Cuts 255 Jobs, Lays Off 45 Staffers

WBUR's Martha Bebinger
WBUR's Martha Bebinger

From the letter:

"During FY12, 255 positions were eliminated from the hospital's operating budget through consolidation of positions and operations, transfers and not filling vacancies. This process affected employees at all levels of the organization. Decisions were made thoughtfully and carefully, with an eye toward ensuring we did not affect our ability to deliver the best and safest patient care and with a minimum of impact on employees.

Do the budget pressures necessitate a reduction in force?

From our employee base of 9,600, approximately 45 employees' jobs are being eliminated and those employees are not able to be transferred to other positions. These eliminations include management and non-management positions. Human Resources is supporting those employees by providing a competitive severance package, continuation of health and dental benefits for the severance period, and Employee Assistance Program counseling."

This program aired on September 19, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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