CCMH Announces Job Cuts; More Job Cuts Planned

By: Phillip Hickman Email
By: Phillip Hickman Email

Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital has announced it will be cutting its workforce.

Wednesday, the hospital implemented Phase One of its workforce reduction.

The job cuts will affect 23 positions, but will only result in three workers losing their jobs at this time.

The cuts will also help the hospital generate $1.1 million dollars.

The hospital is exploring a second phase of job cuts which could eliminate up to 50 more jobs by July first.

You can read a copy of the two-page letter CCMH employees received concerning details of the staff reduction.

CCMH Letter - Page 1

CCMH Letter - Page 2


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  • by former pct Location: Pkbg on Feb 14, 2009 at 08:02 PM
    this is for the person who made the comment that the second floor doesn't need renovated. for one thing we're talking about 2north/peds and I used to work on that floor. and I can personally tell you that it needs remodeled. just about every dept in that hospital has been renovated in some way (some two or three times) and I say it's about time that 2n gets done. personally, I can't wait to see what It will look like when they get done.
  • by Amy Location: Parkersburg,wv on Feb 6, 2009 at 08:02 PM
    As an employee of CCMH I must say that I completely agree with you Lisa!!! If they would focus on patient care and not all the new technology they might be able to keep there employees. Its not going to do any good to have the best of the best if you have no patients and no staff. As a nurse I feel stretched to the max already. I would like to also know why they are hiring new staff and then turn around and letting people that have been there for a long time go. Just doesnt make sense but does anything they do ever make sense.
  • by LISA Location: Parkersburg, WV on Feb 6, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    I am a CCMH employee. I feel that the facility has entirely too many team leaders that sit around and do nothing, and for high pay. In additiion, there are care coordinators, supervisers, and the supervisers' superviser, etc. It is ridiculous the amount of wasted money that is spent out for people that sit around and look pretty. Now I hear that housekeeping will be the staff layed off. The hospital is filthy already as well as short-staffed on the nursing units. I feel the hospital is poorly managed. Keep the staff that works hard and paid poorly. Let the "Team Leaders" that steal from the hospital and take smoke breaks every hour go. Has anyone looked at the cost that has been spent out on advertising- especially billboards and the advertising department. Why pay for ridiculous, high cost, pagers "voceras" to track down your staff when they are busy already in a patients room. I feel that CCMH is getting away from the focus- CARE FOR PATIENT!!!
  • by MLH Location: Belpre on Feb 5, 2009 at 05:38 PM
    I am asking you as employees to PLEASE speak with someone at CCMH if you have negative feelings about your job. CCMH has a forum coming up and Mike King will be present to answer any questions that you may have. Also, if you can not attend the forum and still have a question, you can email him at any time. All options have been given to you as employees to answer your questions. You may think that I am a very high ranked employee at CCMH. Infact, I am an employee that makes no more than $8.00 an hour. I have great respect for this hospital and a wonderful boss that has explained this transformation in detail. I once again urge you to talk to someone if you are having negative feelings about this. You, could also be a part of our team that tries to turn things around.------Stay Positive------
  • by CCMH Employee Location: P-BURG on Feb 5, 2009 at 03:41 PM
    Hello All. I have worked for CCMH for 20 years and have seen many changes some good some bad.However I feel MIKE KING is doing what he has to do too keep US FLOATING ABOVE WATER in these difficult times
  • by CCMH RN Location: Parkersburg on Feb 5, 2009 at 01:35 PM
    In defense of Mr. King and Mr. Smith; they have not suspended the merit increases for employees or reduced pay. Therefore, asking either one to decrease their own salary would not be fair. If I am not mistaken, Greg Smith deals with hospital advertising and doesn't have a say in much anyway.
  • by MLH Location: Belpre on Feb 5, 2009 at 05:38 AM
    Hats off to CCMH. Please lets take a closer look at things. With out proper management of this 23 people would have lost their jobs. As we speak only 3 have. That is 20 jobs saved. The south tower was a huge investment for CCMH. With the south tower in tact, we now can offer more updated medical services and better care for the critical care patients. Does anyone stop to think about the patients here? And no, no nursing jobs were effected. I do believe that they are doing whatever it takes to save all jobs. I think with positive attitudes and alot of support, CCMH can pull this together and maybe in the end, NO more jobs will be at stake. We need to be very dedicated. It is not about who makes what and what position you are in. It is about, are you doing everything in your power to save someone elses job. Are you putting 110% into your job. Please, stop and think about what is happening before your eyes and be positive. Two of the jobs cut were higher paying management jobs.
  • by cd Location: mineral wells on Feb 5, 2009 at 05:32 AM
    Its hard for local hospitals to provide adequate family\patient services when their staffs have been severely reduced. I firmly believe that companies are using the bad economy as an excuse to close up shop or reduce staff. In the old days they would have 'toughed' it out, but now its easy just to say "we quit". I'm getting a little tired of reading everyday where so-and-so are closing or reducing work force because of the 'bad economy'. I believe these same companies will either hire a new workforce for less wages, or move their operations overseas. Afterall, how could they otherwise survive in this 'bad economy'....lol.
  • by ANONYMOUS on Feb 4, 2009 at 10:40 PM
    I WORK AT CCMH. I WAS JUST WANDERING IF MIKE KING AND GREG SMITH ARE GOING TO TAKE PAY CUTS TO HELP OUT CCMH? I BET NOT! ALSO WHAT ABOUT THE PHYSICIANS WHO ARE MOONLIGHTING ANS HOSPITALISTS AT CCMH AND DOING IT TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY WHAT IS CCMH PAYING THEM, WHAT HAPPENED TO DOCTORS TAKING CARE OF THEIR OWN PATIENTS NOT SOMEONE ELSE TAKING CARE OF THEM SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE A PROFIT. LETS GO BACK TO THE OLD DAYS WHEN THERE WERE NO HOSPITALISTS AND DOCTORS DID GET PHONE CALLS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT REGARDING THEIR PATIENTS. OUR DOCS ARE VERY SPOILED.
  • by BJ Location: Williamstown on Feb 4, 2009 at 10:28 PM
    Mike,that's why me and my family choose MMH. We have always been treated so nicely there,and always with compassion and professionalism. In my opinion,there is a huge difference between MMH and the two locals.
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