The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation started handing out pink slips Monday. Switchboard operator, Hilary Jung, says she went into work for her noon shift and was called into an office by managers.
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
The Y-K Delta’s first skilled nursing facility is open and just received the federal certification necessary for payment from for Medicare and Medicaid. The certification comes just as Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, which runs the Elders Home, faces an 11.7-million-dollar budget shortfall.
Wednesday, Yukon-Kuksokwim Health Corporation Officials announced layoffs due to an 11.7 million dollar budget shortfall. It’s the second round of cuts in less than a year. KYUK’s Daysha Eaton has the story.
After a recent audit of the organization, CEO Dan Winkelman realized it would take dramatic measures to get the organization that delivers health care to Bethel and surrounding villages back in the black.
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