Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) announced today due to the
economic impact of COVID-19, MMC is taking measures to ensure its financial
stability. The current pandemic has impacted business significantly, and
as a result, personnel levels in certain service areas need to be adjusted
Effective March 25, 2020, MMC is implementing a temporary furlough of over
“This was a difficult decision to make, but if we do not take meaningful
action immediately, the long term viability of the health system is at
risk. I hope this pandemic is short-lived, and we are able to recall everyone
back to work with as little disruption as possible. In addition, we felt
it was important to continue to provide employees full healthcare and
other benefits during the temporary furlough”, said Philip Pandolph,
Chief Executive Officer.
Employees have been informed that the temporary furlough will last through
April 5, 2020, with a possible extension, should business not return to
more routine levels.
“The cessation of elective surgeries and many outpatient procedures
has had a significant and immediate impact on our financials. We feel
this proactive measure is important to mitigate any lasting and more significant
financial impacts”, said Rene Suntay, Chief Financial Officer.