7 latest hospital, health system layoffs

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

1. Daughters of Charity to cut about 280 jobs
Los Altos Hills, Calif.-based Daughters of Charity Health System is cutting 4 percent of its workforce following the collapse of its proposed sale of six hospitals to Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services. That equates to about 280 jobs out of about 7,000 at Daughters of Charity.

2. Doctors Medical Center closes after more than 60 years of patient care
Cash-strapped Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo, Calif., closed April 21 after years of financial struggles. The hospital employed approximately 300 people.

3. Campbellton-Graceville Hospital braces for closure
About 90 employees were laid off when Campbellton-Graceville (Fla.) Hospital suspended all services on April 20 due to "immediate financial difficulties."

4. Union files lawsuit against Doctors' Hospital of Michigan over layoffs 
Financially struggling Doctors' Hospital of Michigan in Pontiac laid off workers in a number of positions effective April 6.

5. Penn Highlands Healthcare plans layoffs
DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare is eliminating jobs for 15 employees at its Brookville campus and cutting jobs for 33 employees at its DuBois campus.

6. Spaulding rehabilitation hospital to shut down 
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, part of Boston-based Partners HealthCare System, plans to close Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore, a rehabilitation hospital in Salem, Mass., due to financial troubles. About 300 positions will be eliminated by the closing.  

7. 85 employees to lose jobs when unit closes inside Summa Barberton Hospital
A total of 85 workers will lose their jobs when a specialized unit inside Summa Barberton (Ohio) Hospital closes. The specialty unit, which is for patients that require long stays to recover from serious illnesses and injuries, is slated to close by the end of May.


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