New Cuts For Hospital Employees

New pay cuts are being implemented for employees at one financially strapped hospital in the east, but this cut may hurt more than the first.

The Beaufort County Medical Center's Board of Trustees met Thursday afternoon, and voted to rescind the 5% pay deferral they voted on last month. Chairwoman Alice Mills-Sadler says it's because the Department of Labor informed them that the Board had to give employees a 30 day notice before imposing a payment deferral.

Sadler says they do not have 30 days, so instead, Trustees voted to just cut 5% from those who make $10.00 or more an hour. That means, they will not get this money back, as first approved by the Board with the deferral.

Also during Thursday's meeting the Board approved to offer A Letter of Intent to contract with Southern Surgical. A company that performs bariatric surgeries.

The Board says this is not a contract, but if they enter into one by December 15th, within six months, the hospital could gain an estimated one million dollars in revenue.

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