Northern Indiana hospital freezes staff pay, cuts for execs
AP/Chicago Tribune, May 4, 2009
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of South Bend, IN, has announced a pay freeze for employees as it prepares to open a new $355 million facility later this year. St. Joseph representatives said that it also was making an 8% reduction in executive pay and cutting the hours of some departments. No layoffs were announced. Officials said it has faced a growing number of uninsured patients and that Medicare and Medicaid payments have not kept pace with expenses.