8 healthcare layoffs reported in September

The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in September.

1. Adventist Health Bakersfield to cut 40 patient finance jobs
Adventist Health Bakersfield (Calif.) will cut about 40 jobs in its patient financial services division amid restructuring. The job cuts are separate from Adventist Health Bakersfield's plans to cut 13 to 15 duplicate jobs, effective Nov. 16. Those cuts primarily affect laboratory assistants who do blood draws.

2. Trios Health cuts 32 jobs
Trios Health in Kennewick, Wash., laid off 32 employees, or about 4 percent of its workforce.

3. Novo Nordisk to lay off 400 employees in China, Denmark
Novo Nordisk, a Denmark-based multinational pharmaceutical company, will slash 400 jobs in its research and development unit.

4. West Virginia hospital lays off 31 employees
Highland Hospital in Charleston, W. Va., a subsidiary of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Meridian Behavioral Health Systems, laid off 31 employees on Sept. 14.

5. St. Joseph Health to cut 25 jobs at 2 California hospitals after union protest
Eureka, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health-Humboldt County announced plans to cut 25 jobs at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Calif., and St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.

6. Pennsylvania hospital lays off 25% of staff after struggling to make payroll
Ellwood City (Pa.) Hospital laid off 25 percent of its employees amid financial challenges.

7. Marshfield Clinic cuts 25 jobs
Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System will lay off 25 employees by Nov. 17.

8. Swedish Health Services cuts 550 jobs
Seattle-based Swedish Health Services is eliminating about 550 jobs, which represents about 4 percent of the health system's 13,500-person workforce.

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