Lawyer Questions Legality of 210 Layoffs at Cooper Green Mercy in Alabama
Jefferson County officials notified Cooper Green's CEO, medical director, clerks, staff nurses, patient care technicians and others last week that they would be placed on administrative leave.
The workforce changes coincide with the hospital's transformation to an urgent care center with primary and subspecialty outpatient clinics. That change will go into effect Jan. 1, when the hospital will cease inpatient care.
Emory Anthony, JD, said the county violated the consent decree. He said "the county's attempts to proceed with the layoffs under a 2010 administrative order 'is a violation of the employees' property right, which is set out under the reduction in force section in...the personnel board's rules," according to the report.
County officials maintain that the workforce decisions were lawful, according to the report.
More Articles on Hospital Layoffs:Adirondack Health in New York Lays Off 17
Sale of Medical Center of Newark in Ohio Results in 160 Layoffs
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Maine to Cut 25 Jobs
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2015. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
New from Becker's Hospital Review
100 Great Hospitals in America 2015