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Grays Harbor Community Hospital lays off 24 percent of leadership roles

Community news | Monday, March 19, 2018

Contact: Nancee Long

For Immediate Release

Date: 03/16/2018

From: Nancee Long

Director of Public Relations

360.537.5136(Office) 360.580.5415(Cell)

Press Release

Grays Harbor Community Hospital lays off 24 percent of leadership roles

(March 16, 2018 – Aberdeen, WA) —In an effort to continue to put our patients first and achieve financial stability the restructuring of Grays Harbor Community Hospital is essential. After a concentrated evaluation with Navigant, Grays Harbor Community Hospital and has laid off 24 percent of leadership roles. This decision brings with it an estimated savings of $1.25 million.

This percentage includes executive-level positions that will not be immediately replaced such as Chief Operating Officer,Chief Financial Officer and Cultural Change Leader. No service lines are being terminated and all patient care departments are still fully operational for the care of our community.

It is imperative that we treat our employees, some of which have been with the organization for more than 30 years,with respect and dignity. We cannot overstate the fact that these layoffs are not a statement about work ethic or ability.This is the unfortunate result of low volumes and continued reimbursement reductions. Financial stability is imperative,staffing and benefits make up the largest part of our costs and need to be reduced.

This difficult step brings us closer to assuring the community’s health and wellness while achieving financial

sustainability.

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About Grays Harbor Community Hospital: Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) Aberdeen, Washington, is acomprehensive regional medical center providing quality care to a region of over 70,000 residents covering the 2,000 square miles of Grays Harbor County within Grays Harbor Public Hospital District II. Established in 1959, Grays Harbor Community Hospital is licensed for 140 beds; services including a level-three trauma designated emergency department,critical care unit, surgical services and Family Birth Center. GHCH’s outpatient services include diagnostic imaging,rehabilitation therapies, wound healing center, surgical services and physician clinics. Learn more at www.ghcares.org

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