8 recent healthcare layoffs

The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review since Dec. 21. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

1. Idaho long-term care hospital to close, lay off 135 employees
Boise-based Southwest Idaho Advanced Care Hospital will close in February, causing a total of 135 employees to lose their jobs, according to the BoiseDev.

2. U of Arkansas health center to cut 600 positions amid budget concerns
Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences notified affected employees of its plan to cut an estimated 600 positions to meet its budget for the upcoming fiscal year, according to KATV News.

3. Pfizer to cut 300 jobs, end drug research for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Pfizer will end research into treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, resulting in 300 job cuts at the company's Massachusetts facilities in Andover and Cambridge, and its Connecticut facility in Groton, reports The Wall Street Journal.

4. 5 drug and alcohol counselors laid off at Chicago hospital
Illinois' Cook County laid off more than 300 employees Friday, including five drug and alcohol counselors at Chicago-based John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to ABC 7.

5. Healthgrades to lay off unspecified number of employees
Denver-based Healthgades laid off an undisclosed number of employees, a company spokesperson told The Denver Post.

6. Chicago safety-net hospital lays off 35 employees
Chicago-based Roseland Community Hospital laid off 35 employees, or about 7 percent of its total staff, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

7. Oklahoma health department proposes 198 layoffs as part of budget rollback
The financially struggling Oklahoma State Department of Health plans to cut about one-third of its budget by proposing layoffs and program cuts, News OK reports.

8. Scripps Health to shed leadership, administrative jobs as part of reorganization plan
San Diego-based Scripps Health will lay off employees as part of its cost-cutting plan, according to The San Diego Union- Tribune.


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