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. SUNY to Lay Off 300+ Long Island College Hospital Workers
State University of New York plans to lay off 300 to 350 Long Island College Hospital employees. More than 1,400 employees are currently on LICH's payroll, even though the hospital is serving a dwindling patient base.

2. Coshocton County Memorial Hospital to Cut 47 Positions
Coshocton (Ohio) County Memorial Hospital plans to lay off 25 employees and leave an additional 22 positions vacant.

3. Mercy Hospital Grayling Cuts 24 Jobs
Mercy Hospital Grayling (Mich.) eliminated 24 full-time positions and will leave an additional 11 positions vacant.

4. Wetzel County Hospital Eliminates Jobs, Cuts Hours
Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va., is cutting eight jobs, reducing the hours of 15 employees and leaving some empty positions vacant.

5. Monroe Hospital Lays Off 17
Bloomington, Ind.-based Monroe Hospital cut 17 employees from its 300-person staff. One of the affected employees held a nursing position, while the rest of the 17 workers were in administrative or support roles.

6. Columbus Regional Health to Cut Jobs
Whiteville, N.C.-based Columbus Regional Health System, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, plans to lay off employees in the next two months. No details have been released as to how many employees will be affected by the cuts.

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