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Marlborough Hospital Announces Job Cuts

The reductions are due to a decline in the number of patients, and payments.

Marlborough Hospital. Credit: Marlborough Hospital.
Marlborough Hospital. Credit: Marlborough Hospital.
Marlborough Hospital has cut 10 employee positions and reduced the work hours of 31 more people, according to a statement.

The reductions are "in response to declining volumes and reimbursements," the press release stated. "This is an initiative directed toward becoming more affordable for patients while continuing to focus on quality care and enhancing the patient experience."

According to the hospital statement, in the first quarter of the fiscal year, the hospital has experienced a significant decline in volume. 
"The organization cannot continue to maintain financial sustainability without taking steps to right size the organization and reduce expenses."

Marlborough Hospital is a member of UMass Memorial Health Care. 

David Frost January 16, 2014 at 04:57 PM
Maybe if Marlborough hospital was actually a good hospital more people would go there. I drive right by and go to Emerson Hospital in Concord. Much better care much faster.
JM January 17, 2014 at 07:15 AM
What do others think about Marlborough Hospital? Add a comment; thanks.
Barb Nahoumi January 17, 2014 at 07:48 AM
I have always received good care there.
Paul Gentile January 17, 2014 at 09:13 AM
I support the hospital as much as I can, being a Marlborough resident. I'd hate to be stuck without it in an emergency. We're in the emergency room once or twice a year (active kids) and really appreciate the other facilities as needed. Sure, there are long waits in ER most of the time as the uninsured of this country have ONLY the ERs of the world as their resource. But when needed, we've also been rushed right through.
David Frost January 17, 2014 at 01:28 PM
Don't be sorry...fix it. Go to Emerson Hospital walk around see how they treat people and emulate that. I have been to Marlborough hospital many times and it's never a good experience. I understand it's on a most needed basis from misdiagnosis to wrong tests performed to indifference by just a bit any staff I've ever dealt with. I'm not the only one to feel this way either...guess I'm just the only one to speak my mind about it.
Nancy Vorce January 17, 2014 at 05:32 PM
I think it is just terrible cutting the help. Who will give the patients good care? They are overworked now and they expect them to do even more? They will end up losing all their help and then where will they be???? I've always had good care at Marlborough but now I don't know.
MamaFitzy January 17, 2014 at 09:59 PM
I have lived in Marlborough only for the last 5 years. I have been to Marlborough Hospital, only visiting the emergency department. If given a choice, I bypass Marlborough Hospital emergency department and go to MetroWest Medical Center. I have been there the middle of the night as well as the middle of the day. For me it isn't the waiting. I understand about triage and that as higher priority issues come in, we get bumped. But some kind of we know you are waiting, we will be back to check on you, how is your pain, etc. When I am not in the waiting room but the 'treatment area' or whatever it is called. I have had my son in for a breathing issue where he got a steroid and a treatment, and we were being kept so they could 'keep an eye on how he does' since he was 4. An older woman arrived via ambulance and was put on the other side of the curtain from us. She was given and enema right there, and things progressed. Gross!!! It's not like there was no other spot available for her to be placed. Imagine breathing that? While with a child with a breathing issue?
geminipeter January 17, 2014 at 11:37 PM
I must say ......I went there to have stitches removed last Year and was VERY PLEASED with the Care given me. Hope to see them increase workers hours and rehire those who were laid off. Good luck and keep up the Good Work!!
Barb Nahoumi January 18, 2014 at 09:49 AM
Staff reductions will lead to overstressed employees, which could be detrimental to good patient care. Perhaps the hospital should look into increasing patient services, such as the restoration of the maternity section. Doing so, could increase revenues.
Prometheus January 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Get the government to mandate that more patients go there and .....poof....you are all set. That is all that is required....right? A bit of government help?

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