End for River West Medical Center?

POSTED: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 6:36pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:57pm

It appears to be the beginning of the end for River West Medical Center after there were more firings at the top level Monday. Dozens of others are expected to lose their jobs by the end of the week. We are told from workers that 95 additional jobs will be terminated by the end of the week.

River West is Iberville Parish’s only medical facility and has been on the brink of closure for several weeks and employees believe it’s a trickle down effect. The firings began last Monday when the hospital’s owner told CEO Bryan Bogle he was being let go. Dozens of other jobs remain in limbo.

Monday morning, three of the hospital’s top managers, including the Chief Nursing Officer, were fired. It became apparent River West was in crisis mode when dozens of employees’ checks bounced two pay periods in a row.

We will continue to track this story and bring you the latest developments.