Ogdensburg’s Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center calls back furloughed workers

Ogdensburg’s Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center calls back furloughed workers
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center has called back 34 furloughed employees.

They include nurses and staff for surgery as that business begins to recover.

A total of about 175 employees were furloughed in April.

The Ogdensburg hospital has received $6.8 million in federal stimulus funds, but that doesn’t come close to losses it has suffered because of pandemic.

Claxton-Hepburn also has secured a Medicare advance loan of $11 million.

Meanwhile, at St. Lawrence Health Systems, where a total of 400 workers were furloughed, 80 employees have been called back to work.

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