Letter to the Editor
Alteon Put Patients and Employees First
I am thankful to be an employee of Alteon Health. Our CEO, Dr. Steve Holtzclaw, has been working diligently with our leadership team to skillfully guide us through this unprecedented time. (“ED Staffing Company Slashed Benefits for Physicians and Nurses Fighting Coronavirus,” EMN. 2020;42:29; https://bit.ly/3d2PKRB; “ED Staffing Company Reverses Benefit Cuts for Doctors and Nurses Fighting Coronavirus,” EMN. 2020;42:24; https://bit.ly/3dMvnrT.)
The Alteon C-suite has led by example. They took pay cuts so clinicians didn't have to. They advocated for PPE. They paid clinicians for scheduled shifts if we were sick or exposed. They protected our families by lowering eligibility thresholds and maintaining full health care and benefits for all furloughed employees. And they provided continuous communication and set clear expectations along the way.
Ultimately, they put our patients and the people of Alteon first. I am proud to work for a company that can be counted on to step up and do the right thing in the moments when it matters most.
Tom Schexnaildre, MD
Talladega, ALCopyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.