To UTHSC Faculty and Staff,
As you may know, in August, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare announced the difficult decision to close TodayCare. Over the past few months, UTHSC administrators have promoted discussions with several area institutions in an attempt to find a solution that would keep TodayCare open, despite the small number of UTHSC team members who have used TodayCare’s services. Unfortunately, we were unable to find an alternative solution, thus, TodayCare will close effective Dec. 31.
Donna Winfrey, corporate director of Benefits & Wellness for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, said that “TodayCare has been a huge help for those who have taken advantage of this benefit,” but added that “only a very small percentage of Methodist associates have used TodayCare’s services. Unfortunately, the program is not sustainable at such a small usage rate.”
In addition to staying open until year-end, TodayCare is providing parents with a list of area childcare facilities and contact information. We trust any UTHSC employees who are using TodayCare will take full advantage of any resources the service can provide to secure alternative childcare services.
The Health Science Center will continue to consider daycare alternatives in support of our faculty and staff.
Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer