5 Recent Hospital, Health System Layoffs

The following five hospital and health system layoffs and workforce reductions were covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last two weeks. They are listed below by number of employees and/or positions affected.

1. MaineGeneral Health to Eliminate 128 Jobs
MaineGeneral Health in Augusta, Maine, plans to lay off 16 workers and cut 112 empty full-time positions this summer. Two of the positions are directly involved in patient care and several manager positions will be eliminated.

2. High Point Regional Health to Cut 115 Jobs
High Point (N.C.) Regional Health, part of Chapel Hill-based UNC Health Care, is eliminating 115 jobs, or 5 percent of its workforce. Both clinical and nonclinical employees are included in the workforce reduction.

3. Queen of the Valley Medical Center to Lay Off 10% of Staff
Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Calif., plans to eliminate 111 positions, or roughly 10 percent of its staff, and reduce the hours of five employees in the next 90 days. The 191-bed hospital plans to close four outpatient units as well.

4. St. Clare's Health System to Eliminate 59 Jobs
St. Clare's Health System, with locations in Morris and Sussex counties in New Jersey, plans to eliminate 59 positions through layoffs and attrition. Forty-eight employees will be laid off across the system.

5. Pickens County Medical Center Lays Off, Furloughs Employees
Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton, Ala., laid off 14 employees and furloughed 13 managers. The furloughed managers will take one unpaid day each pay period.


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