Doctor says revenue woes led to firing
Earlier this month, a doctor who serves underinsured patients received a letter from Danville (VA) Regional Medical Center informing him that after 14 years, his services were no longer required. Two days later, he officially lost his job. "I wish I could say I understand it," said Phillip Hale, MD. "It seems to be driven by (the hospital's) bottom line mentality without really looking at the big picture." Hale said Family Healthcare Center where he practiced was losing money and he believes that led to the termination of his contract.
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