Health System: Cuts in View
In response to The Philadelphia Inquirer's April 28 report that the Penn Health System will lay off 180 to 360 staff in the next three months, the System's spokesperson Lori Doyle confirmed that there will be cuts in the FY2000 budget but said the numbers are not yet known. They are to be announced before June 30.
She said her statement on "eliminating programs rather than making an across-the-board workforce reduction" was accurate, but clarified that it did not refer to academic programs; the System is looking at specific services on the clinical side, and is seeking to minimize impact on patient care.
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 31, May 4, 1999