52 hospitals, health systems laying off 4K workers

Dozens of U.S. hospitals filed layoff notices in 2022. Some are trimming their workforces due to financial and operational challenges, and some are offering affected workers new positions.

Below are 52 hospitals and health systems Becker's has covered cutting jobs, laying off employees or planning to do so since January 2022. They represent more than 3,977 laid off workers and 4,686 eliminated positions.

Note: This list is not exhaustive. Email mrobertson@beckershealthcare.com to submit info on additional layoffs or job cuts.


Santa Cruz Valley Hospital in Green Valley closed June 30. The closure resulted in 315 workers losing their jobs.


Community Hospital Long Beach shut down and surrendered its acute care license to the state in December, according to the Long Beach Post. The hospital laid off 328 employees early in 2022.

Watsonville Community Hospital said it was preparing to lay off 658 workers.

Greenbrae-based MarinHealth laid off 104 revenue cycle and supply chain employees in April after entering into a contract with Optum to provide those services. Optum offered jobs to most workers affected by the layoffs.

Roseville-based Adventist Health is laying off 52 employees.

Bakersfield Heart Hospital laid off 114 employees.


Centennial-based Centura Health is reducing its workforce by about 1 percent, a layoff of about 200 workers, across Colorado and western Kansas.


Bristol Health on June 16 eliminated 31 positions, including 10 that were filled and 21 that were vacant.

Yale New Haven Health eliminated 155 management positions from its nearly 30,000-person workforce. The health system laid off 72 employees and eliminated 83 vacant positions.


Pensacola-based Baptist Health Care said in a notice filed with state regulators that it eliminated 233 jobs in February when it outsourced various services to Wayne, Pa.-based Compass One Healthcare. Affected employees were offered positions with Compass One at the same or higher wages, according to the notice. 

St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach laid off 49 employees, including 21 registered nurses, when it stopped providing mental health services in April.

Shriners Hospital for Children made its final round of layoffs in preparation to close a Tampa facility.


Galesburg Cottage Hospital closed Jan. 8, and its workers were informed via email that their employment had been terminated. The hospital did not disclose the number of employees affected. 

Quincy-based Blessing Health System closed its hospital in Keokuk, Iowa, Sept. 30. The closure affected 151 workers.

Southern Illinois Healthcare, a four-hospital system based in Carbondale, is eliminating or restructuring 76 jobs in management and leadership. The 76 positions fall under senior leadership, management and corporate services.


Ascension is closing Ascension St. Vincent Dunn, a critical access hospital in Bedford and nine medical practices in December, a move that will affect 133 employees. 


Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson is closing its long-term care department by Sept. 28. The hospital will lay off 58 employees when it closes the department. 


Pikeville Medical Center will lay off 112 employees by January 2023 as it outsources its environmental services department. 


Pittsfield-based Berkshire Health Systems filed a notice with state regulators saying it would lay off 94 employees. Affected employees will be offered the opportunity to continue their current roles under an employment arrangement with a Berkshire Healthcare Systems entity.

MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham eliminated live interpretation services in April and laid off an undisclosed number of employees.

Trinity Health announced in July that it was closing its West Springfield-based Trinity Health at Home home healthcare and hospice agency, laying off 60 workers in the process.

Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, part of Trinity Health of New England, laid off 12 of its 380 unionized nurses.


Sturgis Hospital said it is laying off 194 employees as it scales back services or closes.

Citing financial pressures, BHSH System — now named Corewell Health — cut about 400 positions from its 64,000-member workforce in September.

Traverse City-based Munson Health is eliminating 31 positions and leaving another 20 jobs unfilled.


Memorial Hospital at Gulfport laid off its chief medical officer and vice president of system development in April.

Greenwood Leflore Hospital is laying off workers, closing clinics and keeping its intensive care and labor and delivery units closed. An estimated 20 full-time and 20 part-time staff will be laid off.


Ascension Technologies, the IT subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ascension, outsourced about 330 tech jobs in November. Affected employees were told they could apply for other positions within Ascension Technologies or with the new vendor that took over.


Bozeman Health laid off 28 employees and eliminated 25 open positions, KBZK reported Aug. 2. The health system attributed the layoffs to several factors, including financial uncertainty. 

North Carolina

Fayetteville-based Cape Fear Valley Health is eliminating 200 positions. The decision affects 42 employees in non-direct patient care positions. The other 158 positions were unfilled positions.

Greenville-based East Carolina University Health is laying off 61 employees. 

New York

Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City laid off 56 workers in February, but affected employees were offered employment with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

NYC Test & Trace Corps, the city's initiative for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, ended universal contact tracing in April. NYC Health + Hospitals, which led the program in collaboration with the city's department of health and other agencies, is planning to lay off 874 workers as a result of the program scaling back.

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg and Carthage Area Hospital both laid off 4 percent of their workforce on May 13.

Orange County-based Garnet Health is closing five physician practices and laying off 29 employees.

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg is cutting about 5 percent of its 800-person workforce.

Albany Med is eliminating 37 jobs and reorganizing its management team.

New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will lay off 3 percent of its workforce by mid-January 2023. 


Columbus-based OhioHealth informed state regulators in September that it is laying off 58 workers. The health system filed the notice about two months after The Columbus Dispatch reported that OhioHealth is eliminating 637 information technology and revenue cycle management jobs. 

Toledo-based ProMedica laid off about 200 nonclinical employees.

Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth is eliminating 95 vacant positions and laying off 30 employees as part of a restructuring aimed at addressing challenges tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University Hospitals announced efforts to reduce system expenses by $100 million Oct. 12, including the elimination of 326 vacant jobs and layoffs affecting 117 administrative employees. 

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland closed its inpatient and emergency room care Nov. 11, four days before originally planned — and laid off 978 workers in doing so.


Citing skyrocketing expenses and flat revenue, St. Charles Health System in Bend will cut 181 positions, according to a May 18 announcement. The workforce reduction includes laying off 105 caregivers and eliminating 76 vacant positions. 

Coos Bay-based Bay Area Hospital will close its inpatient behavioral health unit and lay off 56 temporary employees in response to financial challenges from COVID-19 and high labor costs.


Penn Highlands Connellsville Hospital will lay off 27 employees and eliminate 20 additional jobs through retirement and attrition. 

West Reading-based Tower Health on Nov. 16 laid off 52 corporate employees as the health system shrinks from six hospitals to four. The layoffs, which are expected to save $15 million a year, account for 13 percent of Tower Health's corporate management staff.

West Reading-based Tower Health closed Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Pa., on Jan. 31. As a result of the closure, 534 employees were laid off Feb. 7, according to a notice filed with state regulators. 

Tower Health closed Jennersville Hospital in West Grove on Dec. 31. As a result of the closure, 293 employees were laid off, according to a notice filed with state regulators. 

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic closed Mercy Senior Health Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 15 and laid off 14 workers.

South Dakota

Sioux Falls-based Sanford Health announced layoffs affecting an undisclosed number of staff on Oct. 19, a decision its CEO said was made "to streamline leadership structure and simplify operations" in certain areas. The layoffs primarily affect nonclinical areas.


Commonwealth Health, part of Franklin-based Community Health Systems, laid off 245 employees by closing facilities.

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