10 Recent Hospital and Health System Layoffs

The following 10 hospital and health system layoffs and workforce reductions were covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last two weeks. They are listed below by number of employees and/or positions affected.

1. Wake Forest Baptist to Cut 350 Positions
Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center plans to eliminate 350 jobs across all of its locations.

2. West Tennessee Healthcare Cuts 10 Jobs, Offers Early Retirement
Jackson-based West Tennessee Healthcare eliminated 10 positions in the last two months and offered 220 employees early retirement packages.

3. University Medical Center Lays Off 105
Las Vegas-based University Medical Center laid off 105 employees, including nurses, as it plans to close four care centers.

4. Barton Hospital Offers Voluntary Separation Packages
Forty-two employees from Barton Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., accepted a voluntary separation program that includes a severance package.

5. Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital to Cut 25 Jobs
Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, Mich., plans to eliminate 25 jobs, or about 6 percent of its workforce, "to better position itself to be successful in the challenging economic environment created by healthcare reform."

6. Alabama's Baptist Health System Lays Off 23
Birmingham, Ala.-based Baptist Health System laid off 23 employees across its four hospitals and its headquarters. Baptist Health is in the midst of reorganizing support services and nonclinical functions, which in part led to the layoffs.

7. Lourdes Health System to Lay Off 23
Camden, N.J.-based Lourdes Health System is laying off 23 employees at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden and its corporate headquarters.

8. HealthAlliance Hospital to Cut Nursing Positions
Roughly seven full-time nursing positions will be eliminated at HealthAlliance Hospital locations in Fitchburg, Mass., and Leominster, Mass.

9. Kern Medical Center Employees Brace for Layoffs
Facing multimillion-dollar losses each month, Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, Calif., is preparing to lay off an unconfirmed number of employees.

10. McCready Memorial Hospital Initiates Layoffs
The McCready Foundation, the parent of McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield, Md., started laying off employees due to decreases in patient volume and reimbursements. There was no word on how many employees will be affected by the current round of layoffs, as some employees were offered other positions and are weighing their options.


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