Ada hospital, Madill business announce layoffs

ADA, Okla. (AP) - Officials at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada have announced plans to lay off 127 employees.

Chief Executive Officer Ron Webb says the layoffs represent more than 15 percent of the hospital's work force and that individual employees will be notified on Friday.

Valley View is a 200-bed, not-for-profit community hospital serving Ada, Pontotoc County and the surrounding area. The layoffs will affect employees in numerous departments.

Webb says laid off workers will receive one week of pay for each year of service.

He says the cuts are due to an accelerating decline in reimbursements from Medicare and other third-party payers. He added that delays in reimbursements have been creating cash-flow problems for the hospital.

CM Trailers layoffs

Thirty to 40 people in Madill lost their jobs Wednesday with CM Trailers.

Sheila Raper, the marketing director of CM Trailers, says because of a slow demand for their products during the winter months they were forced to let people go. Unfortunately, she says the company cannot offer severance pay.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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  • by Hodari P.T. Brown Location: Detroit, MI on Nov 3, 2008 at 09:38 AM
    Great reporting Rita, man she is a beautiful reporter.
  • by southernoklagal on Oct 31, 2008 at 05:44 PM
    I was laid off my job just recently...God bless the others and their families....
  • by here Location: still here on Oct 31, 2008 at 01:33 PM
    gas is only part of the problem! other states that have big industries that are going through a recession and the whole housing thing is playing catch up with this part of the country now.
  • by todd on Oct 31, 2008 at 07:33 AM
    any comments on the hospital layoffs? what is going on there
  • by Laid Off Location: SE Oklahoma on Oct 31, 2008 at 05:11 AM
    Do any of you find it ironic that a trailer manufacturing company & transportation product producer announces lay offs and gas prices are free falling? It would seem that our government has allowed ridiculous gas prices to place our country in such a stangulated economy that we are losing our jobs and our homes and our vehicles and ...! Something appears horribly wrong with this picture as I see it.
  • by Reva50 Location: Ardmore on Oct 31, 2008 at 05:09 AM
    Hopefully these two businesses made sure their employees were covered to be paid through the Christmas season. I feel bad for all concerned, including the businesses.
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