8 hospital, health system layoffs in May

The following hospital and health system layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in May. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

1. Danbury-based Western Connecticut Health Network, which includes Danbury, Norwalk and New Milford hospitals, laid off dozens of managers. Here are three things to know about the layoffs.

2. Dallas-based Forest Park Medical Center's campus in Fort Worth, Texas, shut down May 24 and its employees were laid off, according to the Star-Telegram. Court records show the hospital had 175 employees, according to the report.

3. Kingman (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center laid off 11 employees in its medical coding department after hiring a third-party to manage coding services, reports Daily Miner. Hospital officials said the layoffs are part of a strategic business decision.

4. Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, Pa., cut 55 jobs, or 2 percent of the total workforce. Here are four things to know about the layoffs.

5. The financially ailing Washington, D.C.-based Howard University Hospital plans to cut 10 percent of its workforce by June 30 as part of a restructuring plan. Neither union nor nonunion employees will be spared from the layoffs, which will also effect those in management roles, according to Washington Business Journal.

6. Boca Raton, Fla.-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America laid off 81 employees at its Zion, Ill., medical center. The layoffs represent 5.6 percent of the Zion hospital's workforce of 1,400 people, Cancer Treatment Centers of America spokeswoman Kristen Gerlach said in an email, according to the Chicago Tribune.

7. Merit Health Natchez (Miss.) reduced its workforce by 5 percent. Here are three things to know about the layoffs.

8. Farmington, Maine-based Franklin Community Health Network, which includes Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, is laying off nearly two dozen employees and leaving other vacant positions unfilled. Twenty-two full-time employees have been told they are being laid off. Another 18 vacant positions will remain unfilled for a total of 40 full-time positions that are being cut, according to a WGME report. Additionally, salaries will be frozen.

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