Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Former hospital staff still without jobs

From the Daily News:

...most of the former Caritas employees are still looking for work, though some have been hired at other hospitals.

North Shore-LIJ Health System hired 60 of the laid-off workers, including 41 nurses, said spokesman Terry Lynam. About 45 of those jobs were at the company's Forest Hills Hospital, which had its highest inpatient volume ever on Tuesday, serving 272 patients, or 117% of capacity.

The city-run Elmhurst Hospital Center hired six, and about 25 are now employed or are in the process of being hired at Jamaica Medical Center and Flushing Medical Center, said Ole Pedersen, a spokesman for the hospitals' operating company, Medisys Health Care.

The New York State Nurses Association represented about 260 nurses at Mary Immaculate. Fewer than 80 of them have found jobs, said Therese Wittner, the representative for those nurses.

So how is that injunction to keep the hospitals open coming along, Joe Addabbo and Helen Marshall? We never heard back from you on that one.

1 comment:

Sandra Lastings said...

Helen Marshall promised to keep these hospitals open and she failed. It's high time we dumped her and put the borough presidency in the hands of someone competant.