5 latest healthcare layoffs

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

1. Wyoming hospital cuts workforce by nearly 5%: 4 things to know
Mountain View Regional Hospital in Casper, Wyo., laid off 15 employees Monday, representing almost 5 percent of the organization's workforce, reports Casper Star-Tribune. In discussing the layoffs, the surgical specialty hospital cited a decline in surgeries. In addition to the layoffs, some positions at Mountain View were left vacant due to attrition and weren't filled.

2. Dartmouth-Hitchcock to lay off up to 460 employees
Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock will lay off between 270 and 460 employees by the end of 2016, according to the Concord Monitor. According to a memo to employees, the system is trying to cut costs after closing the fiscal year that ended June 30 with an unexpected $12 million deficit. It is unclear which service areas will be affected by the cuts.

3. Lafayette health system cuts 70 jobs due to patient debts
Lafayette (La.) General Health laid off 70 employees across four hospitals to offset a downturn in revenue, reports The Advertiser. Health system officials attributed the cuts to reduced state and federal funding, low reimbursement rates and a local economic downturn that has harmed patients' ability to afford their high deductibles and medical expenses. The layoffs occurred at Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette General Southwest and University Hospitals & Clinics, all in Lafayette, as well as Acadania General in Crowley, La.

4. Syracuse hospital lets go of 9 management, non-union employees
Syracuse, N.Y.-based Crouse Hospital laid off nine management and other non-union employees, The Post-Standard reports. The hospital cut 13 non-union jobs, including some supervisor and director positions, according to Crouse Vice President Bob Allen. One of the non-union positions was unfilled.

5. NC medical transport service shuts down, leaves hundreds out of work
Johnston Ambulance Service in Goldsboro, N.C., closed, as it is unable to continue to operate in its current financial condition, according to a WRAL-TV report. JAS, one of the largest privately held ambulance service in North Carolina, shut down Aug. 31 after more than four decades in business. The closure impacts 400 full and part-time employees.

 

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