4 latest healthcare layoffs

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

1. Dr. Soon-Shiong's NantHealth to cut 300 jobs as losses mount
NantHealth, a personalized medicine company led by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, will cut 300 jobs through layoffs and transferring some staff to Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.

2. Lawmaker claims New Mexico hospital fired his wife over politics
Silver City, N.M.-based Gila Regional Medical Center cut five administrative positions, including a New Mexico lawmaker's wife.

3. Kindred to close Detroit hospital, lay off 145 employees
Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare plans to close its long-term care hospital in Detroit by the end of September, resulting in about 145 layoffs.

4. Medtronic to lay off 185 employees
Medtronic, a Dublin, Ireland-based medical device manufacturer, will close its distribution center in Joliet, Ill., resulting in the lay off of 185 employees.


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