UTMC undergoes re-engineering

January 31, 2013 | UToday
By Staff

University of Toledo Medical Center is undergoing a re-engineering designed to better focus resources and maintain the quality of patient care.

According to Norma Tomlinson, interim executive director of UTMC, the re-engineering changes are largely a mix of managerial and staff positions that will not impact the delivery of patient care.

The responsibilities of nine positions have been combined with others, or have been redefined, as part of the process. In addition, there has been a strategic review of vacancies helping to minimize the impact, in consultation with the Department of Human Resources and Talent Development and UTMC leadership. All impacted employees have been notified.

“We’ve been carefully reviewing vacancies to determine whether the position could be modified or absorbed,” Tomlinson said. “This gave us much greater flexibility in a way that will not impact patient care.

“Further, we will be enhancing options for our employees in vending areas to meet their needs,” Tomlinson said. “Unfortunately, the utilization of the dining facility during this time was not enough to support the cost of evening hot meal operations in the cafeteria. We will continue to monitor the demand over time and are committed to providing our employees with a quality working environment. This decision serves as a way to ensure that we are focused on accomplishing that goal without sacrificing our core mission.”

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