Lubbock's largest hospital announced today it is undergoing a"re-design plan", which means some jobs will be eliminated. But that doesn't mean all those employees will be out of a job. "There are 91 people who will be impacted out of 58 hundred employees. Of those 91, seventy percent of them have the opportunity to apply for over 200 open positions at Covenant.">Melinda Clark Covenant President and CEO
Melinda Clark, Covenant CEO and a nurse herself says this is a cost saving measure, and no bedside nursing positions will be cut. However, a few Vice Presidents are losing their positions. But mostly, the streamlining effort will tighten the budget in areas like medical transcription, graphics, parking and human resource.
Clark says that the hospital has lost 11 million dollars in the first three-quarters of the year. This effort should turn things around by the end of the year.