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Yuma Regional Medical Center to Eliminate 34 Positions

Changes will not impact services or quality of care

Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) sadly announced today that it has been forced to eliminate 34 of its more than 2,500 employees.
This difficult decision comes after experiencing a significant drop in hospitalized patients, a trend felt over recent years by hospitals across the nation. Patients in today’s healthcare landscape are receiving more care in the outpatient setting.
“We have proactively taken steps to minimize this impact as much as possible and have worked diligently to protect and support our employees – the people who make all we do possible,” said Dr. Robert Trenschel, YRMC President and CEO.
Leaders assure the community that this change in staffing will not impact services or the high-quality care we are proud to provide our patients.
“This is a decision that, while vital, is also incredibly difficult because these are people who are highly respected for their positive contributions,” Dr. Trenschel said. “We are committed to supporting impacted employees through our Human Resources department.”
YRMC is providing separation packages for impacted employees that include severance, job transition support and access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

“While this is a hard day for all of us, we believe these reductions position us well for our future, without the need to make further reductions,” the President and CEO said. “We also recognize that our current volatile environment with the pandemic may bring about new challenges.”
Dr. Trenschel added that he knows YRMC’s best days truly are still ahead.

“As the healthcare landscape and needs of our community continue to evolve, we are focused on innovating new solutions to advance and enhance the delivery of quality care for our patients, when and where they need it,” he said.

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