Financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

UW Medicine has announced temporary furloughs for approximately 1,500 professional and classified non-union staff to help address the financial challenges caused by COVID-19. Leadership also notified relevant unions of its intent to furlough represented classified staff and is actively negotiating the impacts of those plans. These actions are necessary to address the unprecedented estimated financial impact of approximately $500 million to UW Medicine due to COVID-19. See more in related news release.

Lisa Brandenburg, president of UW Medicine hospitals and clinics, explains details in the video below.

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