Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

YKHC Layoffs Begin

by Daysha Eaton on June 2, 2014

YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics. The corporation employs around 1,500 people and has an annual payroll of 70 million dollars.

YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics.

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.

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Dan Winkelman took over as CEO of YKHC January 17, 2014.

Dan Winkelman took over as CEO of YKHC January 17, 2014.

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.

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Dan Winkelman took over as CEO of YKHC January 17, 2014.

Dan Winkelman took over as CEO of YKHC January 17, 2014.

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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Democratic Senator Mark Begich

Democratic Senator Mark Begich has been holding up confirmation of IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux in hope of speeding up the settlement process.

The federal government has announced more settlements with tribes for underfunding support costs through Indian Health Service contracts.
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