41 hospitals, health systems cutting jobs

A number of hospitals and health systems are reducing their workforces or jobs due to financial and operational challenges. 

Below are workforce reduction efforts or job eliminations announced this year. 

Editor's Note: This webpage was created Jan. 19 and updated July 12.


Chicago-based CommonSpirit plans to lay off employees at hospitals in Oregon and Tennessee. CHI Mercy Health-Mercy Medical Center and Centennial Medical Group in Roseburg, Ore., is eliminating 18 jobs, mostly in leadership support, according to local news outlet KLCC. Additionally, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CHI Memorial Hospital is laying off workers and reassigning others to address financial challenges, according to the Times Free Press

Howard Brown Health, a federally qualified health center that serves the LGBTQ+ community in the Chicago area, is laying off 43 employees, or 7% of its workforce. The layoffs include management, administrative and other staff positions, according to a July 1 Howard Brown news release. They are effective Aug. 30.

Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente laid off 51 IT workers in Pleasanton, Calif. Affected positions do not provide direct patient medical care, according to the health system.


Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health is laying off 81 IT workers as it transitions additional digital products and services to Deloitte Digital. The layoffs are slated to take effect Aug. 25, according to a notice filed with the state.

Middletown, N.Y.-based Garnet Health laid off 26 employees, or about 1% of its workforce. The layoffs amount to about $4.6 million in salaries and benefits costs and affect staff in management, union and non-union positions.

West Monroe, La.-based Glenwood Regional Medical Center, part of Dallas-based Steward Health Care, laid off 23 employees. Affected roles included leadership, a spokesperson for the hospital said in a statement shared with Becker's

Cleveland-based University Hospitals is reducing its leadership structure by more than 10% as part of more than 300 layoffs. COO Paul Hinchey, MD, told Becker's C-suite level leaders and vice presidents were included in the cuts. 

Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University told staff June 6 that it plans to lay off at least 500 employees, citing financial issues. The news follows the institution and Portland-based Legacy Health signing a binding, definitive agreement to come together as one health system under OHSU Health. 


The All of Us Research Program, a collaboration of the University of Arizona in Tucson and Phoenix-based Banner Health, plans to lay off 45 workers due to reduced federal research funding, according to an Arizona WARN notice filed May 28. The program, launched in 2018, is part of HHS' National Institutes of Health.

Burlington, Mass.-based Tufts Medicine will lay off 174 employees due to industry challenges, the health system confirmed in a May 21 statement shared with Becker's. The layoffs, which have varying effective dates, will primarily affect administrative and non-direct patient care roles. Some leadership roles were affected, a spokesperson told Becker's

Doral, Fla.-based Sanitas Medical Center laid off 56 employees between May 17 and May 20. Some of the affected roles included nine care coordinators, one care educator, and two case managers, according to a May 20 WARN notice accessed by Becker's.

Select Specialty Hospital in Longview, Texas, will close on or about June 30, affecting 94 employees, Becker's has confirmed. The hospital, operated by Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based Select Medical, is a 32-bed, critical illness recovery facility.

White Rock Medical Center in Dallas laid off nearly 35% of its staff. The hospital temporarily stopped taking patients transported by emergency medical services due to the layoffs, The Dallas Morning News reported. It has since resumed accepting those patients.

Oakland-based Kaiser Foundation Hospitals is laying off 76 workers in California. The layoffs primarily affect employees in IT and marketing, according to regulatory documents filed with the state May 1.


Pittsburgh-based UPMC will lay off approximately 1,000 employees. The layoffs, which represent more than 1% of the health system's 100,000 workforce will primarily affect nonclinical, administrative and non-member-facing employees. 

Union Springs, Ala.-based Bullock County Hospital laid off 95 employees beginning April 9, according to regulatory documents filed with the state. The layoffs occurred as Bullock seeks to become a rural emergency hospital and is ending psychiatric services as part of the shift, AL.com reported April 25.

Jackson Health System reduced compensation programs for senior leaders; laid off fewer than 25 people, including one hospital CEO; and froze many vacant positions, especially in support and nonclinical areas, a spokesperson for the Miami-based organization confirmed to Becker's. President and CEO Carlos Migoya shared these efforts in a message to staff, citing financial challenges.

Coos Bay, Ore.-based Bay Area Hospital plans to conduct layoffs as it outsources its revenue cycle management operations, a spokesperson for the hospital confirmed to Becker's. The transition will affect 27 positions.

Manchester, N.H.-based Catholic Medical Center plans to cut 142 positions, including 54 layoffs. An April 18 letter to employees from CMC president and CEO Alex Walker, obtained by Becker's, said cuts would occur through the 54 staff eliminations, open position cuts, reduced hours, planned departures, and resource redeployment in satellite locations for CMC.

Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System will lay off furloughed staff, effective in early May. The health system furloughed about 3% of its workforce in January, affecting positions mostly in non-patient-seeing departments, including leadership roles. 

Norwalk, Ohio-based Fisher-Titus Medical Center laid off some workers in nonclinical roles and reduced hours for others. Seven employees, about 0.5% of the health system's workforce, were laid off  April 1. Work hours were reduced for another 10 positions, a hospital spokesperson told Becker's.


Robbinsdale, Minn.-based North Memorial Health is laying off 103 employees in clinical and nonclinical roles, citing financial challenges. The layoffs affect several services across the two-hospital system. 

AHMC's San Gabriel (Calif.) Valley Medical Center is laying off 62 workers, according to regulatory documents filed with the state March 13. The layoffs take effect May 13.

Miami-based North Shore Medical Center, part of Steward Health Care, started conducting layoffs as part of cuts to some of its programs amid the Dallas-based health system's continued financial struggles. Around 152 workers represented by 1199SEIU were laid off, a union spokesperson confirmed. However that number could be higher as their members do not represent every employee at NSMC, the spokesperson said.

Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Foundation Hospitals is laying off more than 70 employees. The layoffs primarily affect those in IT roles.


Lion Star, the group that operates Nacogdoches (Texas) Memorial Hospital, is closing four of its clinics on March 22, which will result in fewer than 50 layoffs, a Lion Star spokesperson confirmed to Becker's. No additional layoffs are planned.

Little Rock-based Arkansas Heart Hospital has laid off fewer than 50 employees since the beginning of 2024, citing low reimbursement rates. The layoffs affected lower-paying positions, Bruce Murphy, MD, CEO of the hospital, said, according to Arkansas Business.

Cincinnati-based Mercy Health will lay off some call center positions. The system attributed the move to its partnership with a third party to operate its enterprise contact center for primary care scheduling.

Ridgecrest (Calif.) Regional Hospital announced more layoffs to avoid closure. It is laying off 31 more employees, including seven licensed vocational nurses and four registered nurses, two months after it announced plans to lay off nearly 30 others and suspend its labor and delivery unit, Bakersfield.com reported Feb. 15.

Medford, Ore.-based Asante health system laid off about 3% of its workforce. The layoffs primarily affected administrative and support roles and were necessary to offset "financial headwinds" over the past several years, according to a report from NBC affiliate KOBI-TV, which is based on an internal memo sent to staff Feb. 9. 

Oakdale, Calif.-based Oak Valley Hospital District is scaling back services and laying off workers to improve its finances. The hospital said in a Feb. 2 statement shared with Becker's that it will close its five-bed intensive care unit, discontinue its family support network department and lay off 28 employees, including those in senior management and supervisor positions. 

Chicago-based Rush University System for Health laid off an undisclosed number of workers in administrative and leadership positions, citing "financial headwinds affecting healthcare providers nationwide." No additional information was provided about the layoffs, including the number of affected employees.

University of Chicago Medical Center laid off about 180 employees, or less than 2% of its roughly 13,000-person workforce. The majority of affected positions are not direct patient facing, the organization said in a statement shared with Becker's.

Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare laid off 72 workers due to restructuring efforts at its Long Beach (Calif.) Medical Center and Long Beach, Calif.-based Miller Children's and Women's Hospital. The layoffs include 13 positions at Long Beach Medical Center's outpatient retail pharmacy, which is closing Feb. 2, a spokesperson for MemorialCare said in a statement shared with Becker's.


George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., part of King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services, is laying off "less than 3%" of its employees. The move is attributed to restructuring efforts.

Amarillo-based Northwest Texas Healthcare System, also part of Universal Health Services, announced plans to lay off a "limited number of positions." The move is attributed to restructuring efforts. 

Lehigh Valley Health Network is cutting its chiropractic services and laying off 10 chiropractors. The layoffs are effective April 12 and due to restructuring. The Allentown, Pa.-based health system has 10 chiropractic locations, according to its website

Central Maine Healthcare is laying off 45 employees as part of management reorganization. The Lewiston-based system, which also ended urgent care services at its Maine Urgent Care on Sabattus Street in Lewiston on Jan. 12, has 3,100 employees total.

University of Vermont Health Network, based in Burlington, is cutting 130 open positions. The move is part of the health system's efforts to reduce expenses by $20 million.

Med-Trans, a medical transport provider based in Lewisville, Texas, closed its UF Health ShandsCair base serving Gainesville, Fla.-based UF Health Shands Hospital on Jan. 10 due to decreased transportation demands. The move also resulted in layoffs, a spokesperson for UF Health, the hospital's parent company, told Becker's in a statement. 

RWJBarnabas Health, based in West Orange, N.J., is laying off 79 employees, according to documents filed with the state on Jan. 8. The layoffs are effective March 31 and April 5. A spokesperson for the health system told Becker's that 74 of the positions were "time-limited information technology training job functions." The other layoffs were due to closure of an urgent care center.

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