5 Hospitals Implementing Mass Layoffs or Job Cuts

The following hospitals and health systems announced layoffs or job cuts in November.

1. West Penn Allegheny (Pittsburgh).
Approximately 400 employees were expected to lose jobs due to the consolidation of two Pittsburgh-based hospitals, according to a WPAHS news release. This layoff was a reduction from West Penn official’s earlier estimate in June of 1,500 job cuts.

2. Cleveland Clinic.
Nearly 200 employees in administrative and clinical positions are expected to be cut, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek report. In the past year, the Clinic has eliminated nearly 600 vacant jobs through consolidations.

3. Northern Michigan Regional Health (Petoskey, Mich.). The health system announced cuts for dozens of jobs, including those in special care nursery and mental health services, in order to stem losses, according to a Petoskey News report. The cuts are expected to save the system $9 million over the next year.

4. New York City Public Hospitals. Alan Aviles, president of the 11-hospital Health and Hospitals Corporation, announced plans to reduce the city’s public workforce by 2,600 over the next fiscal year due to city budget cuts, according to a New York Times report.

5. Ohio Valley Medical Center (Wheeling, W.Va.). OVMC announced the elimination of 34 middle management jobs from the hospital and its sister facility, East Ohio Regional Hospital in  Martins Ferry, Ohio, according to a Wheeling News Register report.

Read more about hospital employment or layoffs:

-7 Ways to Avoid Legal Pitfalls When Implementing Mass Layoffs

-10 Key Considerations for Medical Staffing in a Changing Healthcare Workforce

-Almost Half of Hospital Employees Discontented With Their Job

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