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Cape Cod Healthcare Cuts 118 Jobs

Alecia Orsini

118 people who were furloughed from Cape Cod Healthcare during the pandemic are losing their jobs permanently.

They include 40 people in service occupations, such as food service and cleaning, plus a part-time nurse at Falmouth Hospital. The remaining two-thirds are nonunion and senior management.

At press conference today, CEO Mike Lauf said patient volume is still off by double digits in major departments, and government aid hasn’t made up for it.


"All the money from the government went into operations and covering a one hundred and eleven million dollar shortfall that we were mandated to do by the government. I want to be clear about that," Lauf said.

Twenty people in senior management are taking 10 percent pay cuts for the fiscal year that starts in October.


“It starts with me," Lauf said of the senior management pay cuts. "And it involves every Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer, all c-level positions and all vice presidents. Every single one of us in that level.”

The majority of the nearly 600 people furloughed in May have returned to work.