Kansas hospital cuts pay as coronavirus strains providers

April 01, 2020 - 8:08 am

Health care providers in Kansas are facing financial strains as the coronavirus leads to an increase in the cost for supplies and a sharp drop in the number of patients seeking routine and non-emergency care. Wichita-based Stormont Vail Health CEO Robert Kenagy said in a statement Tuesday that cuts in wages are necessary so all staff can continue getting paid. Staff working face-to-face with patients in acute care and emergency settings are exempt from pay cuts. Others will see reductions ranging from 10% to 50%. Advocates for physicians and providers are asking Gov. Laura Kelly to provide some form of assistance to the state’s health care industry.

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