23 Aug WHAT ABOUT JOB LOSS FOR NON-CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS? PARTICULARLY, THOSE THAT APPEAR TO BE BASED OUT OF HCA HEALTHCARE’S CORPORATE OFFICE (FINANCIAL ANALYSTS, INTERNAL AUDIT, ETC.) IS THERE POTENTIAL THAT THESE JOBS OR SOME OF THESE JOBS WILL REMAIN IN ASHEVILLE? THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN WILL HELP PUT ALL TO EASE WHETHER GOOD OR BAD, AT LEAST WE WOULD KNOW. THANK YOU!!!
The overwhelming majority of team members will be continuing with the organization as part of HCA, and will keep the same (or very similar) position with the same salary and title they now have for at least 12 months after close. After this initial 12 months, there may be some changes reflecting the integration process with HCA, but the majority of our team members will not be impacted by these changes. This process is no different from what we have been doing for the past several years as we have become more efficient and effective in our work.
In many areas, no changes will be called for, while other areas will experience significant changes. Some of those changes will happen quickly, while others will happen over months or longer. To manage this process, we will be working with HCA to create a transition plan.
We understand that times of great change can be difficult, and that unknowns can add to that stress. We have received many questions related to the integration process (e.g., what roles will be outsourced, what functions might be centralized versus decentralized, how will we be structured, and others). Those questions and more will be addressed as we move through the integration process.