The Medical Center of Central Georgia is cutting its workforce as part of its strategic performance improvement efforts, hospital officials said.
The Associated Press reported that Don Faulk, president and chief executive officer, released an e-mail saying the 597-bed medical center in Macon is cutting 208 positions, including 18 management positions that were eliminated Monday and other employee layoffs on Tuesday. Faulk declined to confirm details of the reduction in a written statement released today. Hospital executives will have more details about the layoffs after meeting with community leaders later this week, according to Faulk.
Nothing in our current cost-reduction efforts will compromise the safety and high quality of care being delivered to our patients. We request sensitivity on the part of the media to the very personal nature of this process and that the media not make this a public spectacle, Faulk said in the statement. The medical center has about 4,000 employees, according to its Web site. -- by Jean DerGurahian