“Friday furloughs” are the norm at Joint Base Lewis-McChord this summer, but the calendar is more complicated for the 120,000 people who rely on Madigan Army Medical Center for care.
The hospital plans to carry out its Pentagon-mandated furloughs of civilian employees on different days of the week, shutting certain services on the days they experience the least demand.
Some services will remain open around the clock and all week. They include the hospital’s emergency room and labor and delivery services.
The offices that will close or experience reduced services between Monday, July 8 and Monday, Sept. 30 are: