Labette Health’s administration team has agreed to reduce its pay indefinitely and donate paid time off to the hospital as a way to free up cash so the hospital can better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospital CEO Brian Williams estimates that the salary reduction would provide an annual savings of $345,000. The money will be used to pay staff, allowing them to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The hospital also has converted its diabetes center into a fever center, where potential cases can be checked. Due to the outbreak, the hospital has seen almost a 50% decrease in patients.