WMC staff discuss facility future

Winston Medical Center met with employees Tuesday at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church to inform employees of future plans for WMC and employment of all employees.
Paul Black, Interim CEO told employees that once the mobile hospital is set up and ready to open that all employees that could be utilize would be allowed to work. “It is our hope to keep as many employees that we can possibly keep employed and working.”
Winston Medical Center Nursing Home and WMC-Turning Point at this time have no buildings to re-open. Nursing home is the next priority for the organization.
Lex Taylor, Executive Director stated that plans to bring all labor force back into full force is the plan and to do so as soon as possible.” “Our next step for permanency is our nursing home.” “We will come back better, geared to healthcare laws and will be the best and right for the next 50 years, said Taylor.
Employees are asked to contact his or her Department Head is any questions should arise.
Dr. Sam Suttle, Winston County Medical Director thanked employees and mentioned what a great team WMC was and still is. “We have a vision that we will be in a better facility and the same top notch employees.”
Employees who have experienced any lost are asked to call Brandi Krajewski, Marketing Director or Michelle Nowell, Human Resourses Director. Mississippi Hospital Association has a program that has been implemented for employees who have suffered through te tornado with any losses and has any needs. “We want employees to know that MHA is tere for you in this event, stated Michelle Nowell, HR Director.
Michelle Nowell, HR will be setting up a meeting with WMC retirement company, Valic, so employees may talk to them about questions pertaining to his or her retirement.
WMC Executive Board is paying all deductions for insurance until August 1, 2014 for all employees.
After Friday, Administration will know more about the plans for the nursing home building and a possible time length on when the nursing home will plan to re-open.
Employees who wish to file for unemployment benefits can call 1-888-844-3577 or visit the Mississippi Departmet of Employment Services website. Employees will have to turn in their time that is worked, vacationed pay that was paid and any extra hourly pay. I you file for unemployment employees should bring the form to Michelle Nowell, HR and she will turn it back in for you.
Employees are asked to like and encourage others to like the WMC Facebook page where updates will be made.
B Davis Shoes has a shipment of shoes coming in from vendors for those who have been affected by the tornado. I you need a pair of shoes call Liz at 803-2034 or Kathryn at 803-4450.
WMC members ended the meeting in prayer. WMC continues to move forward and has a vision to rebound from this tragic time.