Plan to cut number of ER doctors at NUMC on hold indefinitely

Emergency room doctors at Nassau University Medical Center learned Monday that they will keep their jobs for the time being. After mounting opposition to the controversial plan to replace nearly 20 veteran doctors because of new certification requirements, the hospitals chief says the plan is on hold indefinitely. The decision came as a surprise to county lawmakers who were prepared to fight the plan. While legislators applauded the decision to hold off on any changes to the emergency room staff, there were some serious concerns and questions regarding the current and future financial health of the medical center. Lawmakers were stunned to hear about the potential for a $32 million deficit next year. Some county lawmakers are calling for the ouster of CEO Daniel Kane, saying he's had enough time to turn things around.

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