Tuesday night, hospital employees in Perry asked questions and made comments about the current state of the Doctor's Memorial Hospital. This Friday, board members say all workers will be taking a ten percent pay cut. Board members also say without the cuts, the only option would be to shut down the hospital by this summer.
Alex Lutz, a Registered Nurse, says he and his co-workers want the hospital to stay open, but they also want hope the hospital will improve over time. "We really got a lot of questions ahead of us that probably aren't going to get answered tonight, but at the same time, we really need to voice these opinions so that we can." said Lutz.
Board member Vance Howell addressed the employees Tuesday--saying they have done everything they can so far, but the board is not giving up. "We've got a lot of hoops to jump through to access money. We've got a lot of hoops to jump through to get agreements worked out with TMH, but we are working." said Howell.
While employees ask for board members to find other revenue sources, the board says it cannot happen over-night.