Poll question: Where are budget cuts hitting your safety and health programs?

By: December 15th, 2008 Email This Post Print This Post

This month Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released the sixth annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism. The report concluded emergency preparedness in the U.S. is at risk because of the economy. State and federal funding are down, and healthcare facilities are being forced to compensate by making budget cuts.

Not that we want to start the week on a low note, but we’re interested to know which part of you facility is getting hit in the wallet.

Quizzes by Quibblo.com

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We are not being affected with the exception of not being able to fill open positions which we only have one of currently.

By Stan Denney on January 7th, 2009 at 10:52 am

Since our hospital is a non-profit hospital one would think we would be heavely impacted, but so far we are business as usual. We currently have a few job openings in the Plant Operations Department that they plan to fill. However, time will tell as the year goes on. We watch our budget very closely and try not to spend foolishly, only purchase what is needed. Happy New Year.

By Marco Castor on January 7th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

In regards to EM we will continue to use some of the Home and Security grants for training and equipment. As far as general safety we too have several open positions that have not been posted and will probably not be filled anytime soon. We watch our operating budget very close.


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