Most of the other displaced staff members have been incorporated as well. Those who have not are collecting pay and remain on call. Twenty have resigned and taken other jobs.
Forty-four NRHS employees and eight volunteers lost their homes in the May tornadoes. Whitaker said the hospital’s care committee has distributed $400,000 of assistance donated from groups across the country directly to employees. This assistance was distributed to all affected employees for disaster relief.
Some employees had homes that were damaged but not destroyed and many lost their cars.
“Every employee that was at work that day lost their cars,” Whitaker said.
All of those damaged cars have been removed except one that was dropped onto the second story of the hospital by the tornado. It is in the parking lot and will be removed soon.