Memorial Health System recently had to make the difficult decision to temporarily furlough 460 Memorial Health System employees. Taylorville Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Memorial Health System and TMH CEO Kim Bourne said that it was a difficult decision, but because of a $190 million fiscal year budget deficit across MHS it was a decision that had to be made.
Bourne went on to explain that the furloughed employees will be on an unpaid leave of absence through the summer, but they will still receive all of their health and dental insurance paid in full by MHS. Bourne hopes that all of the furloughed employees will be back by October 1st.
The construction project will not be impacted by the Memorial Health System budget issue. The demolition should be complete by the 1st of September and then construction will be able to begin on phase 2 of the project.
Finally, Bourne discussed the urgent need for blood donors in Central Illinois. There is a blood drive scheduled for June 25th at the Christian County Extension Office.
For more information on Taylorville Memorial Hospital please visit taylorvillememorial.org. Taylorville Memorial Hospital CEO Kim Bourne was a guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.