8 Recent Hospital and Health System Layoffs

The following eight hospital and health system layoffs and workforce reductions were covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last two weeks. They are listed below by number of employees and/or positions affected.

1. UMass Memorial to Eliminate 103 Positions, Including Nurses
Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care announced its third workforce reduction in less than a year, in which it will eliminate 103 full-time equivalent positions, including 81 nursing positions. While some employees will be laid off, the loss of 103 positions will also be achieved through reducing employee hours and leaving positions vacant.

2. Beacham Memorial Hospital Closes Outpatient Clinic
Beacham Memorial Hospital in Magnolia, Miss., closed its outpatient clinic in Osyka, Miss., resulting in three layoffs. In addition to closing the clinic, about 100 of the hospital's employees will see a reduction in hours.

3. Calais Regional Hospital Lays Off, Reduces Hours of 30% of Workers
Calais (Maine) Regional Hospital laid off or reduced the hours of 30 percent of its workforce due to financial issues. The cuts affected 86 employees, including 12 members of the Maine State Nurses Association. Four of those employees were laid off permanently.

4. TJ Samson Community Hospital to Cut Jobs
T.J. Samson Community Hospital, a 196-bed hospital in Glasgow, Ky., plans to cut between 39 and 49 jobs. In addition to the layoffs, management and salaried physicians will see their pay cut by 10 percent, and hourly workers who make more than $10 an hour will also see pay cuts after Sept. 24.

5. Providence Health & Services to Eliminate 42 Alaska Jobs
As Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services works to streamline its billing processes, 42 jobs in Anchorage are being eliminated. Providence is moving most of its billing positions to Washington and Oregon.

6. Pearl River County Hospital Cuts 19 Jobs
Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home in Poplarville, Miss., eliminated 19 positions and cut the hours of other employees.

7. Peconic Bay Medical Center to Lay Off 12
Facing declining admissions, Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, N.Y., is laying off 12 employees. Administrative staff will be affected by the cuts. Peconic Bay Medical Center employs roughly 1,200 people.

8. St. Francis Hospital to Slash Pediatric Staff
Hartford, Conn.-based St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center is cutting the staff at its pediatric and adolescent clinic. Five part-time pediatricians will lose their jobs by June 30. Additionally, two physicians and a nurse practitioner have left the clinic since October, and their positions are still vacant.

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