6 Recent Hospital and Health System Layoffs

The following six 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. Nearly 700 Cleveland Clinic Workers Accept Early Retirement Offers
Cleveland Clinic cut several hundred open positions, and about 700 workers took early retirement offers as part of the system's plan to cut $330 million.

2. Carthage Area Hospital to Lay Off 90
Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital plans to lay off 90 workers, or 20 percent of its staff. This is the second round of layoffs at the hospital in the last year, as Carthage Area Hospital eliminated 29 jobs in 2013, according to the report.

3. Palm Drive Hospital Eliminates 20 Full-Time Positions
Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol, Calif., laid off or reduced work hours for 40 employees. The workforce changes will equate to the loss of 20 full-time positions, including eight nurses. 

4. Mercy General in Sacramento Initiates Layoffs
Sacramento-based Mercy General Hospital laid off an unspecified number of employees, including 14 union members. The 14 unionized employees are members of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West.

5. Hamilton Memorial Hospital Lays Off 11
Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, Ill., laid off 11 full- and part-time employees. The layoffs affected five employees from the hospital's nursing floor as well as two respiratory therapy and two housekeeping employees. Hamilton Memorial employs roughly 150 workers.

6. Walla Walla General Hospital Lays Off Managers
Walla Walla (Wash.) General Hospital eliminated seven of roughly 30 leadership positions in a reorganization move. As a result, some directors have taken on additional responsibilities.

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