Posted 9/11/2013 10:34 am
Updated 10 months ago
Bruce Murphy, the hospital's president and CEO, confirmed job eliminations after Arkansas Business asked him about a tip that the hospital had laid off 50 people. In response, Murphy issued a two-sentence statement:
"With the changing healthcare landscape, we have examined our organization and consolidated our work force where possible. Unfortunately, job elimination has been part of our pro-active improvement of our performance."
Murphy, through his executive assistant, declined to comment further.
The job cuts come just months after EVP Charlie Smith and CFO Mark Hartman announced in May that they were leaving.
Smith had previously been the CEO of the hospital for six years, and Hartman was the interim CEO of the hospital for about a year. Hartman was named Arkansas Business’ 2012 Large Company CFO of the Year.
For its fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the