Envision plans layoffs in New York, Pennsylvania

Envision Physician Services, a division of Envision Healthcare, is laying off administrative workers who work at hospitals and other healthcare facilities in New York and Pennsylvania, according to recently filed Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications. 

Envision is conducting two rounds of layoffs affecting 162 administrative workers in Conshohocken, Pa.

The first round of 37 layoffs will occur July 14, and 125 more positions will be eliminated on Sept. 15, according to a WARN filing with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. 

Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision said it is helping affected workers by identifying open positions within the company, hosting job webinars for open positions and providing outplacement services.

Another WARN notice filed March 29 with the New York State Department of Labor states that Envision is also laying off 167 employees in June due to the loss of a contract with a "hospital-based physicians group." Envision did not identify the group but said it is transitioning its partnership with several hospitals for emergency medicine care.

The locations include St. Peter's Hospital in Albany; Albany Memorial Hospital; Samaritan Hospital in Troy; Ellis Hospital in Schenectady; Ellis Urgent Care in Schenectady; and Clifton Park Medical Center.

"In most cases, the [physicians and advanced practice providers] have opted to remain with their hospitals," a spokesperson for the company told Becker's. "For those who decided to pursue other employment options, clinicians have the opportunity to apply for other opportunities with Envision or pursue options elsewhere."

The news comes as the private equity-backed physician services company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A spokesperson for Envision declined to comment on the bankruptcy filing.

High labor costs and a lengthy legal battle with UnitedHealthcare — which ended after the insurer was ordered to pay Envision $91 million in damages — have contributed to the company's financial challenges. UnitedHealthcare also filed its own suit against Envision, alleging it overcharged the insurer by billing for unnecessarily complex care during what should have been routine visits. 

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