8 healthcare layoffs in August

The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in August. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

1. TLC Health to cut nearly 40 jobs with closure of 2 units
Irving, N.Y.-based TLC Health Network will close its long-term care and medical/surgical units, affecting 38 employees.

2. Holy Cross Hospital in Florida lays off 23
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Holy Cross Hospital laid off 23 employees. Most of the layoffs were management positions.

3. Providence Health & Services lays off 210 employees
Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services cut 210 jobs as part of a systemwide cost-cutting plan.

4. Edward-Elmhurst Health eyes layoffs as part of $50M cost-cutting plan
Naperville, Ill.-based Edward-Elmhurst Health plans to cut $50 million in costs, which will include an unspecified number of layoffs.

5. Dr. Soon-Shiong's NantHealth to cut 300 jobs as losses mount
NantHealth, a personalized medicine company led by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, will cut 300 jobs through layoffs and transferring some staff to Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.

6. Lawmaker claims New Mexico hospital fired his wife over politics
Silver City, N.M.-based Gila Regional Medical Center cut five administrative positions, including a New Mexico lawmaker's wife.

7. Kindred to close Detroit hospital, lay off 145 employees
Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare plans to close its long-term care hospital in Detroit by the end of September, resulting in about 145 layoffs.

8. Medtronic to lay off 185 employees
Medtronic, a Dublin, Ireland-based medical device manufacturer, will close its distribution center in Joliet, Ill., resulting in the lay off of 185 employees.


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