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Answering the Call - May 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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M A Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 2 1 L etting valuable members of your staff go has to be the worst part of your job. After all, you entered health care because you have a call- ing for helping others and no doubt love work- ing alongside other dedi- cated professionals who share your passion. But with many outpatient facilities currently per- forming only emergent surgeries due to the COVID-19 outbreak, sur- gery facility leaders across the country are being forced to decide between furloughing staff members and hop- ing business returns to some semblance of a pre-pandemic volume in a reasonable amount of time or recognizing the need for permanent layoffs to save their cen- ters. Here are a few factors to consider if you find yourself faced with that difficult decision. Should You Furlough or Layoff Staff? There are several factors to consider when faced with the difficult decision. Staffing Raleigh "Sandy" Seay, Jr., PhD • TEMPORARY FIX The COVID-19 crisis has forced facilities to figure out how to keep staff on the payroll without revenue-producing surgeries to perform.

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