4 recent healthcare layoffs

The following healthcare layoffs or layoff plans were reported by Becker's Hospital Review so far in May.

1. HCA lays off 85 employees at recently acquired Georgia hospital
Savannah, Ga.-based Memorial University Medical Center, which was acquired by Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare in February, laid off 85 employees.

2. Sparrow Carson Hospital to close inpatient obstetrics unit, resulting in layoffs
Carson City, Mich.-based Sparrow Carson Hospital will shutter its inpatient obstetrics ward May 25, resulting in an unspecified number of layoffs.

3. 116-bed Missouri hospital to close next month
Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center, a 116-bed hospital in Kennett, Mo., will close June 30, resulting in the layoffs of 259 employees.

4. Texas hospital closes, allegedly owes Cigna and Aetna $43M
Webster, Texas-based Bay Area Regional Medical Center closed May 10, laid off about 700 employees and plans to seek bankruptcy protection.


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