- Apr 12, 2008
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Wednesday’s layoff of 115 University of Mississippi Medical Center employees and not filling another 90 positions will save $12 million annually, the vice chancellor for health affairs predicts.
UMC’s finances were in the red last year, a predicament that motivated the staff reduction, Dr. James Keeton said…
Additionally, the hospital must spend $80 million over the next five years to put in place electronic health care records to comply with a federal mandate. UMC will get most of the money back from the government if the system is implemented by 2016, Keeton said. He hopes to have it in place this summer.