ARH Hospitals Announce Cutbacks

The ARH Hospital chain announced cutbacks Wednesday.

The system will consolidate its business offices to central locations over the next 12 months.

ARH President Jerry Haynes says the restructuring will eliminate 35-40 jobs across the system and save between $4-5,000,000.

Yesterday the Beckley, West Virginia ARH announced it was cutting 26-workers.

ARH officials attribute the cuts to a $16,000,000 shortfall in Medicaid reimbursements.

ARH and 60 other hospitals are suing the state of Kentucky to recoup approximately $60,000,000 in Medicaid funds.


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  • by Lynn Location: McDowell on Feb 22, 2009 at 01:31 PM
    ARH is well known for POOR management from the top down. It's only a matter of time!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: KY on Feb 14, 2009 at 07:17 AM
    Let the CEO that about a 30% paid cut and give its Administrative Staff and pay cut and stop all these big hi price dinners that they call meeting. ARH may not have to do any lay offs and be able to hire more workers that know how to do there jobs.
  • by AMEN Location: KY on Feb 12, 2009 at 01:38 PM
    YOU GOT THAT RIGHT, HILLBILLY BOB!!AMEN!
  • by I Know Location: Hazard on Feb 12, 2009 at 01:27 PM
    Just a FYI for Jim in Pikeville-you can charge anything you want but the government/insurance co pay what they want-not what is charged. The difference is adjusted and the co pay amount-from most Medicaid/CI patients is never paid. But-I agree with Hilbilly Bob in Hazard-to much "pork" in the system. If a layoff for the administrative pork took place ARH could hire some low paid employees to maybe "clean up" the hospital to start with-that's an idea. Who wants to come to that nasty place. The higher paid administrative people have no clue what the work is and they aren't real good at being supervisors either.
  • by Poker on Feb 12, 2009 at 01:08 PM
    Arh has threatened employees with the lay off if they didn't give up retirement benifits and their nine cents every six months raise. These are the main reasons they went out on strike and ARH agreed to these terms and now want to take them back in the middle of a union contract and if they are not giving up then they will take jobs away. Was out there for a month to fight for these things and I am not going to give them up. Just another way to TRY to break our union.
  • by Terri Location: ky on Feb 12, 2009 at 12:51 PM
    Health care will increase and therefore job security under the Obama administration, I'm surprised it's this few jobs considering the failure of the republican Bush administration.
  • by Jasper Location: Harlan on Feb 12, 2009 at 11:09 AM
    Poor management for many many years will result in layoffs or sometimes shutdowns.
  • by ticked off on Feb 12, 2009 at 06:32 AM
    The sad part about the whole deal is that I am sure that the employees did not even know until they heard it on the news. Poor management if you ask me....
  • by Hilbilly Bob Location: Hazard on Feb 12, 2009 at 05:38 AM
    If ARH wants to save 4 to 5 million dollars, they need to get rid of some of the chiefs and keep the lesser paid indians, who know how to do the work.
  • by Just Me Location: Hazard on Feb 12, 2009 at 04:42 AM
    There are 22 people in my office alone so I don't see how it only eliminates 35-40 jobs???? If it is chaim wide it will be many more than that.....
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