Laying off hospital staff will have impact
Shame on you, Yuma Regional Medical Center.
As a caregiver who is in your operating room and hospital regularly with family and friends, do you think we are so ignorant not to know the layoff of many valuable professionals will interfere with service and safety?
We are all aware after waiting 10 hours or overnight in your hospital how badly you need your paramedics, nurses, certified assistants, sitters and other staff. Don't you learn your lesson every winter? You already have them doing double duties!
Why couldn't you budget your hospital better and leave your staff, who learned your great new system, to care for us patients? It takes one hour to enter our information into your computer. Do you think after sabotaging their jobs and retirements they will come back when you need them?
When a bed buzzer goes off in one of the many new rooms, do you think a nurse can get that quickly? I've seen firsthand a woman's black and blue face from falling out of bed. She was whimpering and in great pain, not able to open her eyes needing much pain medicine.
Why don't you and your upper echelon take large pay cuts to prove you are truly a nonprofit hospital?
Your motto should be “We Care for Whom?”
I hope to move to a city where there will be several hospitals fully staffed year-round.