13 healthcare layoffs in November

The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

1. Montefiore to cut 74 jobs: 3 things to know
Montefiore Care Management, an affiliate of Bronx, N.Y.-based Montefiore Health System's hospital network, will lay off 74 employees at its offices in Yonkers, N.Y., reports The Journal News. Montefiore attributed the layoffs to rising costs as well as reimbursement challenges.

2. Detroit Medical Center to cut jobs, save $17M: 5 things to know
Detroit Medical Center plans to cut $17 million in expenses via a workforce reduction of approximately 1 percent, according to a Crain's Detroit Business report. A total of 60 employees and managers will be affected by DMC's layoffs. Additionally, DMC plans to cut another 40 unfilled positions, a hospital official told Crain's Detroit Business. The report notes that another 30 employees were reassigned to other positions.

3. Seton to lay off 129 employees: 3 things to know
Austin, Texas-based Seton Healthcare Family will cut 129 jobs as it divests certain hospital revenue cycle department functions, according to an Austin American-Statesman report. Sixty-eight of the layoffs will occur at the Seton administrative offices in Austin, 33 at Seton's Chevy Chase office in Austin, 22 at the Seton Medical Park Tower in Austin and six at Seton Smithville (Texas) Regional Hospital, according to Seton, part of St. Louis-based Ascension.

4. BCBS of Montana prepares for health IT, server layoffs
Helena-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana will cut health IT and server positions by February or March next year, Independent Record reports. The layoffs stem from the insurer's parent company's — Chicago-based Health Care Service Corporation — September decision to let go 70 percent of its IT infrastructure staff and outsource system maintenance to a foreign country. Eleven or 12 positions at BCBS of Montana will be eliminated from the company's 580 employees.

5. Declining reimbursements and fewer patients fuel layoffs at Beacon Health System
Beacon Health System in South Bend, Ind., laid off 70 employees, according to a South Bend Tribune report. The layoffs represent about 1 percent of Beacon's workforce. Most of the job cuts, about 50 of the positions, both clinical and non-clinical, were in home care. The remaining job cuts were in areas such as laundry services, information technology and marketing, Beacon spokeswoman Maggie Scroope said in the report.

6. Layoffs loom at ValleyCare Health System in Ohio
ValleyCare Health System in Youngstown, Ohio, plans to furlough and reduce hours for some employees at its hospitals, according to a WYTV report. The health system did not offer a specific timeline for the cuts, nor detail how many workers will be affected or what positions will be eliminated, according to the report.

7. Indiana LTAC hospital to close in January
Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based Select Medical will close its long-term acute care hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., by Jan. 20, according to The Journal Gazette. Select Specialty Hospital-Fort Wayne's closure will affect 103 employees.

8. Sharon Regional cuts employees: 3 things to know
A number of employees at Sharon (Pa.) Regional Health System were laid off or saw their hours reduced on Tuesday, according to The Herald. The hospital did not provide The Herald with exact figures, though employees told the publication approximately 70 workers were affected.

9. Hallmark Health to lay off 57 employees
Medford, Mass.-based Hallmark Health is laying off 57 employees, or about 2 percent of the company's workforce, according to Wicked Local Reading. Hallmark Health CEO Alan Macdonald wrote in an email to his employees that the layoffs were necessary to achieve the company's goal of reducing operating costs by $16 million in fiscal year 2017, according to the article.

10. McKesson lays off 60 workers in North Carolina
San Francisco-based McKesson laid off 60 employees last week at its office in Charlotte, N.C., The Charlotte Observer reports. The layoffs are in McKesson's sales, customer service and IT departments in its Enterprise Information Solutions business, which helps provide EHRs for hospitals.

11. Wilkes-Barre General Hospital lays off, reduces hours for employees
Some employees at Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) General Hospital were laid off and others saw their hours reduced as part of a move to align staffing with patient volumes, according to The Citizen's Voice. Renita Fennick, a hospital spokesperson, did not specify how many or what types of employees are being laid off. However, the layoffs and reductions in hours will not affect registered nurses, according to Bill Cruice, executive director of Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, the union that represents the registered nurses at the hospital, according to the report.

12. CVS Health to eliminate 600 jobs
Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Health plans to eliminate nearly 600 jobs in the company's corporate offices in Rhode Island, Illinois and Arizona over the next two months, according to the Wall Street Journal. As of early November, the company had not disclosed which divisions will be affected by the layoffs. Employees affected by the job cuts will be able to apply for different positions within the company. Employees who aren't placed in new positions will receive a severance package.

13. Massachusetts hospital to lay off 64 with closure of transitional care unit
Brockton (Mass.) Hospital, part of Brockton-based Signature Healthcare, will lay off 64 employees when it closes its 29-bed transitional care unit, according to The Enterprise. Leaders told the hospital's transitional care unit employees on Nov. 1 the unit will close within three months. A department manager, three shifts of nurses and a part-time activities coordinator are among those who will lose their jobs when the unit closes, according to the report.

 

 

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