Announced on 10 June, 2020, all affected employees are terminated on 10 July 2020. Meager packages are being offered. Affected staff include instructional designers, trainers, and support staff for small and large medical devices worldwide. No managers are being terminated, and several employees, who were retirement-eligible several years ago, continue to be retained (including 1 with 40 years and another with 45 years). No contingency planning has been announced to address these new gaps in service, and it is generally known that management will offload that onto remaining staff. In late 2019, it was announced that HCI was $1.6 million in the red; no actionable plan has ever been offered. It is abundantly clear that the executive leadership is completely AWOL and looking for a golden parachute.
At the same time, extremely large sums of cash continue to be plowed into unproven and wholly ineffective training methodologies, including augmented reality and virtual reality, while time-tested, economical, and extremely effective training methodologies are being cast aside. This will only serve to accelerate the demise of HCI and the rise of smaller international training centers, including Israel, Asia, and Europe. Very soon, this will negatively affect USCAN patient care, because the student body consists of clinicians who operate the machines and field engineers who service them.