4 healthcare layoffs in January

The following hospital and health system layoffs occurred or were announced in January. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

1. Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Mass., part of Boston-based Steward Health Care, cut two nurse full-time equivalent positions in the emergency room. Here are six things to know about the cuts.

2. Johnson & Johnson will cut roughly 3,000 jobs within its medical devices unit over the next two years, aiming to reduce company costs by up to $1 billion, according to Reuters. The cuts target J&J's orthopedics, surgical and cardiovascular device operations.

3. Medina, N.Y.-based Orleans Community Health, the parent company of Medina Memorial Hospital, is cutting four full-time positions and reassigning some staff. Here are four things to know about the issue.

4. St. Mary's Hospital in Streator, Ill., laid off an estimated 100 employees in January. The layoffs came as Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System discontinued inpatient healthcare services at St. Mary's Hospital and transferred ownership of the hospital and its related facilities to Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare System. OSF already has a physician office building in Streator and plans to initially use the former hospital building to provide outpatient services. However, OSF has plans to build a new outpatient center in Streator.Of the 300 affected employees at St. Mary's during the transition, roughly 180 St. Mary's employees had already accepted positions with OSF as of early December, and 10 had accepted positions at other HSHS facilities with 10 others expected to find employment at other HSHS facilities.


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