NC Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to cut 950 jobs, Revenue affected by deep cuts in Medicare and Medicaid payments, Obamacare impact on hospitals and jobs

NC Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to cut 950 jobs, Revenue affected by deep cuts in Medicare and Medicaid payments, Obamacare impact on hospitals and jobs

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”…Barack Obama

“If you’ve got health insurance we’re going to work with you to lower your premiums by $2,500 per family per year. We will not wait 20 years from now to do it, or 10 years from now to do it. We will do it by the end of my first term as president.”…Barack Obama

“About two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year, according to government estimates.”…NE News Now

Citizen Wells has informed you of skyrocketing college student health care costs   of 200%, 300% and even over 1,000% in NC and rising costs for families tied directly to Obamacare. You are also hearing from business owners like the CEO of Papa Johns who are being forced to make cuts in employees and work hours due to the impact of Obamcare. Now more bad news in NC, which already has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

From the Greensboro News Record November 15, 2012.

“Update: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to cut 950 job”

“Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will lay off 76 employees this week and cut a total of 950 jobs by the end of next June, the center’s chief executive said today.

Dr. John McConnell said most of the cuts are administrative positions, but some faculty members could lose their jobs due to cuts in federal research funding. He also said 2012-13 revenue is being affected by “deep cuts in Medicare and Medicaid payments, which constitute nearly half of our health-care reimbursements.”

In a statement, the center said the cuts were being made “after a long and careful review of current staffing levels across the organization.”

The center said its restructuring is “designed to position the institution for success aligned with the challenges of health-care reform, federal budget deficits and a decline in research funding from The National Institutes of Health and private industry.
The center said half of the overall job cuts to its Winston-Salem operations would be achieved through eliminating vacant, temporary and contract labor positions, as well as through attrition and employee retirement.

Also among the cuts are 56.5 jobs at the Lexington Medical Center affiliate, of which 52 already are gone through integration of its back office operations, retirements and attrition.

McConnell said the restructuring is “not based on financial difficulty, but is purely preemptive to best position the center going forward. Like most companies, we are getting leaner.

“This represents all of the job reductions based on our current knowledge,” McConnell said, adding that it would be “hard to imagine a section of the hospital not being directly or indirectly affected by the restructuring.”

“This change will not affect nurse-to-patient ratios, the quality of patient care or the pioneering research that is occurring at Wake Forest Baptist each day,” the center said in a statement.

McConnell said the existing nurse-to-patients ratios are “sacrosanct” for the hospital.

The employees whose jobs are being eliminated this week will receive their full pay and benefits through Jan. 4, and after that, their severance benefits will begin.

Michael Walden, an economics professor at N.C. State, said he considers Wake Forest Baptist’s action a “major layoff and a signal of challenges facing many hospitals who are being prompted to increase efficiency.”

“I think this is a bellwether announcement likely to be repeated across the state and nation,” Walden said.”

http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/11/14/article/wake_forest_baptist_medical_center_to_lay_off_475_full_time_employees

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25 responses to “NC Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to cut 950 jobs, Revenue affected by deep cuts in Medicare and Medicaid payments, Obamacare impact on hospitals and jobs

  1. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Sorry folks – there are some stories that I just can’t let go of!

    “Report: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Won’t Resign Until He Gets Guaranteed Government Income for Life”

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/11/15/report-rep-jesse-jackson-jr-wont-resign-until-he-gets-guaranteed-government-income-for-life/

  2. The man pictured with President George W. Bush has been identified

    http://illinoispaytoplay.com/2012/11/15/the-man-pictured-with-george-w-bush-has-been-identified/

  3. Obamacare needs to be overturned and our hope in doing that was to elect Mitt Romney. I would like to encourage everyone not to give up hope that he will yet be elected as the Electors have not yet been chosen by the States.

    A lot can happen between now and December 11th when they are chosen, and between now and December 17th when the Electors cast their ballots.

    Hamilton, in Federalist No. 68, argues in favor the the Electoral College and why it was put in place. Read the whole thing, but here’s one quote:

    5th Paragraph: “Nothing was more to be desired, than that every practicable obstacle should be opposed to cabal, intrigue and corruption. These most deadly adversaries of republican government might naturally have been expected to make their approaches from more than one quarter, but chiefly from THE DESSIRE IN FOREIGN POWERS TO GAIN AN IMPROPER ASCENDANT IN OUR COUNCILS. HOW COULD THEY BETTER GRATIFY THIS, THAN BY RAISING A CREATURE OF THEIR OWN TO THE CHIEF MAGISTRACY OF THE UNION?”

    That is exactly what happened because the Electors failed last time. And Congress failed, too. And now we have a completely stolen election. The majority of Americans voted for Romney/Ryan. But the Muslim/Marxist intrusion has subverted our vote. Foreign powers and foreign money has prevailed to perpetuate the walking hoax who intends to subvert our nation.

    This time, however, something is going to happen between now and when the Electors cast their ballots. The shame of putting this man back in office will be so overwhelming, they wouldn’t dare do it. I see a Divine Intervention coming, but it will only be a temporary grace if we do not as a nation place IN GOD WE TRUST above all. Those are my thoughts today. Shalom!

  4. All,
    Recently I read the attached article with regard to the core reason(s) that the GOP refuse in general to challenge voter fraud. Could this possibly be true??
    http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/why-the-gop-will-not-do-anything-about-vote-fraud/
    //M-P

  5. Well the little kenyan Pr..ck has his little muslim mustache and his big PURPLE lips! Who cut his hair? His hair line is way back on his head!..:)

    cw…You think that Barry is getting even for daddy Jackson for when he said he would cut his d..ck off? hahahahaha

  6. Hi Wells, can u please send any and all voter fraud info to Britt Hume. He’s not convinced if any voter fraud..WTF !!!

  7. Dean M. | November 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    I see a Divine Intervention coming, but it will only be a temporary grace if we do not as a nation place IN GOD WE TRUST above all. Those are my thoughts today. Shalom!
    **************************************
    My prayers, as well as multitudes of others, are for this Divine intervention!
    Somehow there is a peace in my heart, but I don’t know whether to attribute it to my own personal relationship with the Lord, come what may, or if He is going to do something special along the lines you have suggested. We will have to wait and see. And be patient for now.

    Shalom, to you also, Dean M. You bring so much to this blog.

  8. pipsqueak.
    There is documented overt voter fraud, irregularities, sloppiness, non law compliance,
    incompetence & God knows how much covert fraud as explained by the computer programmer.

  9. http://www.orlytaitzesq.com ck radio show Orlytaitzesq is to be on
    America Betrayed Thurs 6 est Tuesday 10 est
    Call in 800 433 1429. John Clark radio

  10. Call everyone with info on the computer programmer u-tube video
    I called Congress and said a must see

  11. Michigan-Patriot | November 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    All,
    Recently I read the attached article with regard to the core reason(s) that the GOP refuse in general to challenge voter fraud. Could this possibly be true??
    ***************************
    Michigan-Patriot,
    Thanks for the link to the above. I had first read it over at Gulag Bound a couple of days ago, and it is devastating. Fellowship of the Minds, however, has much more info. The Republican Party – The Party of Stupid.

    Talk about shooting ourselves in the foot! I see only two solutions – 1) have each state’s voting process made secure, 2) abandon the Repub Party and choose a new one which omits the elitists, or formerly called, the ‘eastern establishment’, which blows it just about every time.

  12. Whistleblower; I don’t understand? Do you know who “John Doe” is?? What is it all about???

  13. Fifty states have filed their petitions to secede…7 more to go! :)

  14. C.W. can you send voter Fraud to Rush,Levin,Rusty Humphries,Savage,
    justice@foxnews.com Judge Jeanine
    Hannity. voterfraud@foxnews.com
    Greta. Also tweet,Gretawire
    O’Reilly,Beck,Breitbart,DrudgeReport etc,etc
    Trump

  15. Michigan-Patriot,
    Thanks for the link to the above. I had first read it over at Gulag Bound a couple of days ago, and it is devastating. Fellowship of the Minds, however, has much more info. The Republican Party – The Party of Stupid.

    Talk about shooting ourselves in the foot! I see only two solutions – 1) have each state’s voting process made secure, 2) abandon the Repub Party and choose a new one which omits the elitists, or formerly called, the ‘eastern establishment’, which blows it just about every time.
    ********************
    cabbyaz,
    I believe you are correct. Our #1 objective must be to achieve vote integrity prior to the next election. I have also sent the Fellowship link to a number of people in my network to try and determine that it is in fact true. If it is, it is unbelievable. //M-P

  16. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    http://www.lucianne.com/

    Scroll down a little and you will see a “10″.

  17. Truth now, there is so much questionable activity going on it could take a legion of people to evaluate.
    I am trying to work “top down” priority wise with the Allen West contest & FL in general.
    The CA fiasco of still counting almost 2 million ballots may explain some of the Romney popular vote deficit.
    As I reported on election day, I am not certain how many precincts complied with the 2012 federal judge ruling
    of warning signs in NC.
    A congressional contest in SE NC is very close. I received a comment from someone in Fayetteville who had his touchscreen
    vote for Romney default to Obama.
    Thank God NC went heavily GOP.

  18. It appears as though John Doe is the man pictured with Bush. Who files a libel lawsuit under John Doe? (1) It defeats the purpose of a libel suit
    (2) You need permission from the court to file under John Doe.
    (3) Look who his lawyer is.

    That’s just for starters. It was filed months after said article, hmmm. Even Auchi uses his own name when he files libel lawsuits. More than meest the eye going on here.

    Lets see if the article that John Doe did not like is available?

  19. Michigan-Patriot | November 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    cabbyaz,
    I believe you are correct. Our #1 objective must be to achieve vote integrity prior to the next election. I have also sent the Fellowship link to a number of people in my network to try and determine that it is in fact true. If it is, it is unbelievable. //M-P
    —————————————————————————————–
    Yes I agree

    Without this resolved

    It is NO longer a government of We The People by the people to form a more perfect Union,
    Establishing, Justice, and insuring domestic tranquility.
    All People are NOT created equal,
    They are NOT endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness will No longer protected by government.

    If we do confirm voter integrity before the next election or sooner
    NOTHING ELSE MATERS!!!!!!

    Sandy

  20. MP
    To re-quote myself from an earlier post, the objective needs to be voting “standardization”…in such a way that the voting system becomes measureable, observable and, further, understood by any and all states, counties, and their precincts. Votes, additionally, need to to be able to be retroactively validated with some type of paper trail or other permanent record…this would go a long way in discouraging fraud. This, given our prior knowledge of the situation, should have been a priority and worked on a long time prior to this election. Apparently, no one considered it important enough. A “standardized” voter identification program should also be incorporated within the system itself and managed by the states.

  21. Hey, Yes I sent Mr Hume some info because he’s tweeting that he’s not buying that we had any election issues but I was hoping you could send him the info you have. I’m sorry I would Do more but I’m at work right now. Gotta make $$$ to pay these taxes.

  22. Hmmmm, can’t seem to find “Doc Banks on Government cash” by Chris Fusco, Oct 18 2007

  23. One of the topics for our Community Outreach meeting next mon. is secession. WOW This has gone farther than I could imagine. Born and raised in Ga. as were my parents,grandparents,etc. We are a rich state with a balanced budget and don’t want to follow anyone off a cliff. My family are lovers of our country. I’ve got a lot of questions!! God bless you all….

  24. Sandy
    In keeping with my previous post, and in answer to yours, it might be well to realize that we the people of the right and center have always been at odds with the left but, in particular, this present administration. We are, in fact, at war with them politically, and without any meaningful federal representation or assistance.
    As with any other conflict concerning active types of warfare, there is always an assessment of the particular weaknesses of the opposing side. If the left, and in the case of the present administration, determines that winning at ANY cost is warranted, and for whatever those reasons may be, the lines have been drawn and will be pusued at any cost.
    Forgive this rather long preamble but identifying an exploitable weakness in our existing system is exactly what they have done. Even if it is only exploitable in an illegal and immoral way. Our job, therefore, becomes identifying what has happened to us and why, and do whatever is necessary to rectify the situation. In short, we need to plug the gap in our system by either repairing what exists, or replacing (what appears to me) to be a flawed system, with a totally new system that will ensure we never have a repeat of what has just occurred.

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