Detroit Medical Center begins layoffs

Detroit Medical Center has started layoffs of roughly 1 percent of its workforce, about 117 employees, Becker's confirmed.

A statement from the medical center did not indicate affected positions, but Crain's reports that managers are included in the cuts. The medical center has 11,739 employees.

"DMC is committed to providing our patients and communities with access to high-quality and affordable care, and we will continue to prioritize allocating our resources where it can make the most difference in serving patients," the medical center's statement said. 

DMC said the layoffs are unrelated to cost-cutting targets previously announced by its parent company, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. 

They come in addition to about 300 layoffs at the organization last year.

Hospital officials said they are providing severance packages, outplacement assistance and helping eligible workers apply for other positions within the medical center.

The medical center confirmed it has more than 500 open positions, including more than 400 clinical roles.


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