Truman Medical Center will cut the pay rates of its staff, with executives taking the largest decrease, at 20 percent, due to COVID-19-related revenue declines.
The move follows major furloughs and pay cuts at Children’s Mercy Hospital that were announced last week.
In addition to the executive cuts, doctors, directors and other staff will see pay cuts between five and 15 percent, according to KCTV5.
“This is a tough time. Our staff is working harder than ever, and we know hard it is for them to be asked to give one more thing,” Truman Medical Centers/University Health CEO Charlie Shields said in a press release. “We’ve asked staff to keep in mind this sacrifice is about ensuring the most deserving patients in the city continue to receive quality care, now and years from now.”