The sick count at Beaumont comes the same day that Henry Ford Health System said more than 700 of its workers tested positive for COVID-19. Beaumont, in contrast, did not disclose how many of its 1,500 workers out with symptoms actually tested positive.
The Southfield-based system, with eight hospitals, employs 38,000.
Gillingham said the 1,500 figure — which includes workers who are sick and presumed to have COVID-19 — is a more accurate portrayal of the impact of the virus’ effect.
Presumably tests are still pretty scarce. No word on how many of the 38,000 workers are nurses so no useful stats yet. This came right on the heels of a couple rounds of layoffs earlier this year so morale can’t be very good over there. They were complaining that Walmart greeters make so much now on the new de facto minimum wages they can’t retain all these black single mother nurses and still abuse them too.
Beaumont and Ascension have been buying out all the other hospitals so they’re the only two games in town here in Michigan.