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UAMS to ax 600 jobs to curb soaring deficit

By Aziza Musa

This article was published January 9, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Little Rock campus is shown in this file photo.


Graphs showing UAMS revenue and expenses compared with full-time employees

The state's largest public employer is cutting 600 positions, nearly half of which were filled, in an effort announced Monday to curb a deficit almost double the amount it initially budgeted.


Graphs showing UAMS revenue and expenses compared with full-time employees

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Nodmcm says... January 9, 2018 at 6:45 a.m.

M.A.G.A.

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tonibarb says... January 9, 2018 at 7:54 a.m.

This problem should have been caught when the reserve was being dipped into. Now they are still 30 something million in the hole after layoffs, so who's next. They should have started with the head 1st. Poor management.

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DoubleBlind says... January 9, 2018 at 8:36 a.m.

Population health management, which the article mentions, makes total sense and is long overdue. It means sharing a patient’s health records and data among a network of providers who treat that patient, rather than each provider requiring the same tests individually - and charging for them. The fee for service model is thankfully dead.

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DontGoThere says... January 9, 2018 at 9:24 a.m.

How can this hospital be broke when they are now reaping the benefits of most people being insured? Thought that was the big reason for ObamaCare, so that the hospitals would get paid. This whole hospital/health insurance is the fleecing of working Americans!! I never dreamed that my main concern in life is paying monthly health insurance bill that's more than my house note & there's no end in sight! US needs nationalized healthcare & take the profits out of the insurance business!

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KingGator says... January 9, 2018 at 9:41 a.m.

Trump making America great. We are winning all the snowflakes that voted for him.

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MaxCady says... January 9, 2018 at 1:03 p.m.

They're following the Acxiom model of cost cutting!

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ArkMan says... January 9, 2018 at 2:01 p.m.

With 600 lower end people being totally discarded, it would have been encouraging to hear that some employees on the high-end megabuck pay scale were empathetic enough to accept some cuts in their generous base pay to protect the support staff and patient services.

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TimberTopper says... January 9, 2018 at 2:43 p.m.

People, People, this is Arkansas, a place where a fired football coach gets a 15 million dollar buyout, while a hospital is in the red. And home schooled kids don't have to pass any tests to say they have a high school degree. One must remember, when you are at the bottom of almost every measurement that matters, things looking up is really not an accomplishment.

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wildblueyonder says... January 9, 2018 at 3:32 p.m.

Misleading headline once again. Actually, 258 people will lose jobs, the rest are positions that won't be filled.

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