Orlando Health to Cut 400 Jobs

Orlando (Fla.) Health is cutting up to 400 jobs immediately, which represents a 2 percent to 3 percent workforce reduction for the system, according to an Orlando Sentinel report.

The job cuts will occur in two phases. The first group of employees received their notices Friday, and the next wave of layoffs will occur after Jan. 1. Cuts will affect all departments and all eight of Orlando Health's hospitals.

The non-profit system said it will also reduce staffing through attrition, the elimination of unsustainable programs and delayed capital spending, according to the report.

The system will still move forward with its $300 million expansion and renovation of Orlando Regional Medical Center, which is already in progress, and its $50 million acquisition of Physician Associates, a primary care practice. That purchase is set to be complete Dec. 31.

The layoffs represent the largest workforce reduction in Orlando Health's nearly 100-year history, according to the report.

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