Many employees at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital find new jobs

Posted at 4:43 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 06:43:35-04

It’s been almost 5 months since St. Mary-Corwin announced their plans to lay off nearly 300 employees.

Hospital staff tell us around 90% of employees who were laid off have found jobs in these past months. It was a team effort between the HR department and staff to make it happen.

Hospital staff tell us they held numerous job fairs both internally and externally.

They also conducted several workshops on resume building and interview skills. 

By the end of May all but 30 had found jobs or job commitments.

While staff say making that first announcement wasn’t easy, they’re continuing to move ahead.

 "We’ve gone through the challenging part of course initially with the announcement, " said St. Mary-Corwin CEO Mike Cafasso. "Since then there’s a sense of renewal. We’re at a point in the transition that we are ready to move forward and build on the services that we are going to focus."

We asked about the patients impacted by the restructuring. St. Mary-Corwin tells us they are still serving patients in their emergency room and many patients have moved to the hospital across town for other services.  

St. Mary-Corwin says there’s still an ongoing effort to help the remaining people looking for jobs find work.