Struggling New Mexico hospital places workers on furlough
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A struggling hospital in western New Mexico near the Navajo Nation has placed some employees on furlough this summer.
The Gallup Independent reports Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital CEO David Conejo announced last week that 20 of the hospital’s 540 employees are on furlough to reduce cost.
The furloughs are for 12 weeks and employees will be brought on board at the end of September.
Conejo says furlough employees will be allowed to keep benefits.
Last year, some employees took a 10 percent cut in hours and pay while others were laid off for the summer season.
The hospital has continued to struggle to stay in the black because of costly clinics.
Information from: Gallup Independent, http://www.gallupindependent.com