In other words… “We’re doing a pretty-good sized reorganization, but we’re not quite sure how this reorganization and extra level of management will work. ”
Oh, that should be very reassuring to everybody around, eh? I’m sure that the workers are 100% secure about their jobs when Eric Deaton said he expects no job cuts at either hospital. I seem to have heard that before from the previous 93 LifePoint Danville Regional Medical Center administrators as well as from Deaton himself. Forgive me for my degree of skepticism on that line.
I’m not sure if Deaton will be replaced in Danville because the press release throws the terms “chief executive officer” and “chief operating officer” around like we’re supposed to know what they mean. Sometimes, I don’t know what they mean and I’m betting that most of the employees don’t.
I’m not sure how adding a layer of management will make things go better… but I’ll trust LifePoint because of their stellar track record of doing everything perfectly at Danville Regional Medical Center up to now. Nothing could possibly go wrong. All is well. Remain calm. The boat is just listing to the side because it’s designed to sail better that way. There are no American troops in Baghdad. Be sure to buy your round-trip tickets on the Hindenburg. Don’t panic.