CHI lays off 459 employees in Texas

Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives' Texas division has laid off 459 employees and will leave 161 vacant positions unfilled, according to the Houston Business Journal.

The 620 eliminated positions represent less than 4 percent of CHI's workforce in Texas. CHI Texas Division includes CHI St. Luke's Health in Houston, CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial in Lufkin and CHI St. Joseph Health in Bryan. According to the Houston Business Journal, CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial was not affected by the cutbacks. 

Including the newest round of cuts, CHI Texas Division has eliminated 1,285 positions over the past eight months, according to the report.

"While never an easy process, rebalancing our workforce allows us to more effectively manage our resources so that we are well positioned to serve the community into the future," CHI Texas said in a statement to the Houston Business Journal.

CHI is focused on performance improvement and expense reduction as part of a financial turnaround plan. The nonprofit 103-hospital system ended the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 with an operating loss of $153.9 million, compared to an operating loss of $112.1 million in the same period of the year prior. CHI said operating results declined in the second quarter of FY 2017 across several of its regions, including Texas.

CHI didn't immediately respond to Becker's request for comment.

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