Hillcrest closes child care center for employees


Story Comments Share

Reported by: Ian Silver
Updated: 10/01/2013 3:39 pm Published: 10/01/2013 3:39 pm


A week after Hillcrest Medical Center announced it was laying off 50 employees, FOX23 has learned the hospital is closing down its child development center for employees' children.

A spokeswoman for Hillcrest told FOX23 the roughly 40 Hillcrest employees who have children at the child development center were told they have 90 days to find another childcare facility before this one closes on Dec. 31.

In a written statement, the spokeswoman told FOX23 significant reductions in Medicare reimbursement and the lack of Medicaid expansion have placed significant financial pressures on hospitals, so Hillcrest is focusing more on core patient services and decided to shut down its child development center.

Officials said the roughly half dozen employees at the center are among the 50 administrative positions Hillcrest previously announced it was laying off.



Story Comments Share

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of KOKI FOX23 - Tulsa

No comments yet!
FOX23 Weather Center
62°
Feels Like: 62°
High: 67° | Low: 41°
Cloudy
Top Stories
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.