PIKEVILLE, Ky. (July 23, 2018) — Nearly 100 people lost their jobs last month at Pikeville Medical Center, according to an online story by EKBTV.com.
Pikeville Medical Center announced June 1 that around 130 positions had been eliminated at the hospital. Pikeville Medical Center President and CEO Donovan Blackburn said the hospital was “overstaffed” and is experiencing a “financial crisis.”
Blackburn said of the 130 positions eliminated, 30 were eliminated through attrition, while 99 current employees were laid off. Blackburn said the overstaffing of the hospital began following the opening of the hospital’s clinic building. For more on this story, please go to EKBTV.com.