CHS divestiture results in 19 layoffs at Stringfellow Memorial

The Health Care Authority of the City of Anniston let go approximately 19 employees at Anniston, Ala.-based Stringfellow Memorial Hospital following its recent acquisition of the 125-bed hospital.

In an emailed statement to Becker's Hospital Review. a spokesperson for the healthcare authority, which oversees Anniston-based Regional Medical Center, said the job cuts affect staff and management positions.

"Employees who were impacted were notified of these reductions last Thursday. We do not anticipate any further staff reductions," the healthcare authority added.

In announcing the layoffs, the healthcare authority also declared Ashlie Barnes, BSN, RN, who most recently served as progressive care unit nurse manager at RMC, will be named director of nursing at Stringfellow.

Stringfellow now has more than 230 active employees, not including 20 positions transitioning to contract staff through a third-party provider Navigant, according to the healthcare authority.

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems finalized the sale of Stringfellow earlier this month.



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