The University of Texas’ Anderson Cancer Center laid off around one thousand employees. These job cuts will save this medical center around one hundred twenty million dollars. Close to eight hundred to nine hundred staff members will receive pink slips.
Doctors and clinical care nurses will live to see another day, so to speak. Remaining one hundred to two hundred positions will disappear due to attrition and retiring individuals. This is a five percent cut of University of Texas Medical Centers’ twenty thousand employees.
Big cheeses at this medical center claimed they lost fifty million dollars in both October and September of two thousand sixteen. MD Anderson Cancer Center has paid their president Dr. Ronald DePinho, a two hundred eight thousand dollar bonus. Ronald claims he will donate this performance bonus back to this institution.
This cancer center is one of forty seven officially designated by the National Cancer Institute. According to the American Cancer Society, over one million six hundred eighty thousand individuals will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Around six hundred one thousand people are estimated to die this year.
Texas has a total of three cancer center’s officially observed by the National Cancer Institute, including University of Texas’ MD Anderson Cancer Center. Texas estimates of yearly cancer patients are one hundred sixteen thousand. Death estimates are close to forty three thousand per annum.