14 healthcare layoffs in March

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

1. New Bedford, Mass.-based Southcoast Health is laying off 95 employees after its $100 million Epic EHR rollout. The cuts represent 1 percent of Southcoast's workforce and will happen across all staff levels in the system's hospitals.

2. Laconia, N.H.-based LRGHealthcare is laying off approximately 58 employees. Here are four things to know about the layoffs.

3. Providence, R.I.-based Care New England laid off 58 employees March 29 as it explores ways to reduce losses at its Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, R.I.

4. Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare Health System will cut 194 jobs as part of its planned closure of Saddleback Memorial – San Clemente (Calif.). Here are three things to know about the layoffs.

5. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic will shut down Mayo Medical Laboratories New England in Andover, Mass., the site of its East Coast lab operations. The lab's 105 employees were informed of the closure. They will be invited to move to Minnesota and work at Mayo Clinic's headquarters or take a severance package.

6. San Diego-based Scripps Health is laying off 69 employees. Here are six things to know about the layoffs.

7. Chicago-based Presence Health will lay off 250 employees during the next three months and leave another 450 jobs unfilled this year. Presence announced the layoffs just days after it reported a $186 million operating loss in 2015.

8. CHI St. Alexius Health, based in Bismarck, N.D., has laid off 23 employees and will close its inpatient pediatric and rehabilitation units. Here are five things to know about the layoffs and department closings.

9. Greenville (S.C.) Health System plans to eliminate more than 400 positions after suffering a $16 million shortfall in the first quarter of the fiscal year. Greenville Health System COO Greg Rusnak said more than half of the affected positions will be the result of not filling open vacancies, normal attrition and the possible implementation of a "voluntary exit incentive program," according to The State.

10. J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, Pa., an affiliate of Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth, cut 11 positions. Here are three things to know about the cuts.

11. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan laid off 22 employees in its IT department. The reduction was part of BCBS of Michigan's plan to slash $300 million in expenses by 2018.

12. United Medical Center in Washington, D.C., plans to cut 112 union and nonunion jobs. Here are four things to know about the layoffs.

13. Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis (Tenn.), operated by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, laid off 33 employees. Here are four things to know about the layoffs.

14. Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln, Maine, plans to cut 10 full-time positions in March. Here are three things to know about the layoffs.

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