Cedar Rapids, IA-based Mercy Medical Center announces hiring freeze
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 17, 2009
Officials with Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, say they are responding to tough economic times with a hiring freeze.
Hospital officials also say a salary freeze has been implemented for managers, directors, and senior management. Mercy CEO Tim Charles said in a statement that Mercy's employees are a critical resource and the hospital continues to deliver quality healthcare while adjusting to "economic realities."