Intermountain cuts 396 jobs, adds 107 in reorganization

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare said its reorganization of operations affected hundreds of positions, according to a Deseret News report.

The 22-hospital system said it eliminated 396 positions in the reorganization that began late last year, but it has added 107 new ones. The eliminated positions were mostly in management, Intermountain leaders told employees in a newsletter cited by the Deseret News.

Others in eliminated positions remained with the system as "part of 1,075 caregivers that now have redesigned jobs and job titles, which include new responsibilities and leadership opportunities," the leaders said in the newsletter.

According to the report, the changes are separate from Intermountain's announcement Jan. 24 that it would transfer about 2,300 nonclinical employees to R1 RCM. They are also separate from the Intermountain's announcement in March that it would outsource 98 IT system employees as a result of a new partnership with Tysons, Va.-based IT services provider DXC Technology.

Rob Allen, senior vice president and COO of Intermountain, told the Deseret News no more layoffs are anticipated as a result of the reorganization. People in eliminated positions who didn't find another job at Intermountain received assistance in their job search, Mr. Allen said.

"Unless we address our costs, many people aren't going to be able to afford their healthcare," Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison, MD, said in the newsletter to employees. "And our premiums are going to keep going up, we won't be competitive, and it will be bad for everyone."

 

 

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