Fairview: U Hospital isn't running as efficiently as other teaching hospitals
Fairview Health Services is cutting 150 to 200 filled positions, not including positions it will leave open, spokesman Ryan Davenport said. The health system also will delay some capital projects — though not the ongoing construction of a pediatric hospital — and improve the efficiency of its staffing, supply chain and billing.
An Oct. 2 memo from Fairview executives noted that their flagship hospital — the University of Minnesota Medical Center — isn't running as efficiently as other teaching hospitals.
"We have benchmarked both clinical and non-clinical areas against the nation's academic health care organizations (600+ beds, 200 transplants) and found we use more resources to do our work than other organizations," the memo said.