Kansas health system reaches out to shuttered hospital's displaced employees

Labette Health in Parsons, Kan., held an employee fair Feb. 18 to reach staff affected by the closure of Oswego (Kan.) Community Hospital, according to FourStatesHomepage.com.

The Oswego critical access hospital, owned by Kansas City, Mo.-based EmpowerHMS, and its two affiliated clinics closed Feb. 14.

After the closure, Labette Health administrators announced plans to open a clinic in Oswego, according to the report.

Administrators hosted the employee fair in Oswego, where about 60 former Oswego hospital staff members could find out more about job opportunities with Labette Health. That includes jobs at its new Oswego clinic, which is slated to open soon in a temporary building.

"We'll operate with two providers, their two assistants and two receptionists or clinic coordinators, and then we'll probably have a couple of other PRN [pro re nata, or 'as needed'] staff for the clinic itself, but also positions in the hospital that are open that are available as well to talk about them," Doug Stacy, vice president of Labette Health Medical Group, told FourStatesHomepage.com.


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