5 latest hospital, health system layoffs

The following hospitals and health systems shared plans for or implemented layoffs so far in September, starting with the most recent.

1. Baton Rouge (La.) General will eliminate 50 to 60 jobs over the next few months in the wake of the closure of its Mid City emergency department and changing patient volumes. Here are four things to know about the cuts.

2. Reliant Medical Group, an independent, ambulatory integrated health system in Worcester, Mass., laid off 78 workers Sept. 9 to cut costs. Here are three things to know about the layoffs.

3. Biddeford-based Southern Maine Health Care has announced a reorganization that will eliminate about 13 positions and move overnight care from Sanford, Maine, to Biddeford. Here are eight things to know about the reorganization.

4. Thirty-eight workers at Laurel (Md.) Regional Hospital will be laid off in October when the maternal and child health unit closes. Here are four things to know about the layoffs.

5. In an effort to save $10 million and stay afloat as costs rise faster than revenues, Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital, part of Partners HealthCare, intends to cut 100 positions. Here are six things to know about the cuts. 

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