15 latest hospital, health system layoffs

The following hospitals and health systems shared plans for or implemented layoffs since June, starting with the most recent.

1. Hawaii Health Systems Corp., the state's public hospital system, will lay off 30 employees at healthcare facilities on the island of Kauai. Here are four things to know about the layoffs.

2. The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson laid off 10 nurse educators and four others in its latest downsizing effort.

3. Kindred Healthcare hospitals in Massachusetts are targeting layoffs after Framingham, Mass.-based MetroWest Medical Center confirmed it would be ending Kindred's lease in Natick, Mass. Kindred Hospital Northeast-Natick closed June 26 after its host hospital, MetroWest, ended the lease. At least nearly half of the Natick employees have found jobs at other Kindred locations within Massachusetts.

4. Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health plans to lay off up to 400 employees systemwide. Here are five things to know about the layoffs.

5. Two Honolulu-based healthcare facilities — Leahi Hospital and Maluhia — will cut 64 positions and temporarily freeze admissions. Here are five things to know about the reductions.

6. Boston-based Partners HealthCare announced it will close its Union Hospital in Lynn, Mass., as part of a plan to consolidate services in the North Shore region and open a dedicated behavioral health center. The plan will cut about 100 jobs from Union Hospital. Hospital officials hope to reduce jobs through attrition, rather than layoffs.

7. Bristol (Conn.) Hospital eliminated 43 positions, citing cuts to Medicaid and Medicare payments. Here are five things to know about the layoffs.

8. Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health's board of directors voted June 24 to shut down its hospital in downtown Escondido. The hospital closure will result in between 250 and 300 per diem and full-time workers being laid off.

9. Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso, Ind., has eliminated about 70 jobs to consolidate job responsibilities and adjust to increased efficiency from technology. Here are three things to know about the layoffs.

10. Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy Health, the fifth largest Catholic healthcare system in the U.S., announced plans to eliminate as many as 350 positions.

11. Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare is eliminating the equivalent of about 335 full-time jobs, which will affect 418 staff members throughout the system.

12. Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua, Hawaii, will eliminate 34 long-term care positions and close its 18-bed skilled nursing service. Here are five things to know about the closure and layoffs.

13. Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health will lay off 24 employees, cut hours for another 17 workers and not fill 45 open positions. Here are six things to know about the workforce changes.

14. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., part of Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services, shut down its regional blood donor center in May, and 34 employees were laid off as a result. Here are three things to know about the closure.

15. Mohawk Valley Health System in New Hartford, N.Y., is cutting 48 positions and making service changes at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare, both in Utica, N.Y. SEMC will lay off 35 employees and FSLH will lay off 13. Here are eight things to know about the job cuts and service changes.


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