St. Francis Hospital in Columbus has undergone a restructuring, eliminating 10 management positions and shifting three other staff jobs, it confirmed today.
The hospital did not specify which areas the cuts were made. But President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Granger, in a letter to staffers, said the moves were aimed at positioning St. Francis better for health-care reform and “the many other challenges we face in the future.”
Hospital spokeswoman Amy Adams said two new management positions are being added, with one focusing on “nursing excellence” and the other on “clinical excellence.”
St. Francis, which has a combined 2,017 full- and part-time employees, broke ground last October on a $110 million expansion at its 35-acre campus off Manchester Expressway. The project includes a clinical services tower and a medical office building, as well as the addition of more private patient rooms, operating rooms and a women’s health center. Everything is scheduled for completion in early 2013.
“We must be prudent with our finances and respond to the ever-changing health-care environment,” Granger said in his letter to employees. “Our new management structure is smaller and more nimble and should allow the organization to adapt and move quickly as health care continues to change.