TYLER (KYTX) - ETMC announced Tuesday plans to make cuts across the entire healthcare system.
ETMC released the following statement:
Throughout our organization's history, ETMC has focused on providing the highest level of healthcare in the communities we serve throughout East Texas. Changes in the healthcare landscape are resulting in further cuts in reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers. In response to this reduction in funding, the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System is making adjustments. Across our system, we are looking to cut 5 to 7 percent from our expenses. This will result in the reduction of some services and the loss of some jobs at facilities across the region. We are making these difficult decisions in order to continue to provide the core services required by our local communities. ETMC continues to be committed to providing excellent clinical care to our patients throughout East Texas.
The 5 to 7 percent cuts will be in services and jobs. ETMC has 13 hospitals and 6700 employees.