PeaceHealth lays off 50 employees

Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth laid off 50 employees at several locations, a spokesperson confirmed to The Register-Guard.

The layoffs affected the health system's technology solutions partners division, Jeremy Rush with PeaceHealth, told the newspaper. The layoff locations were not disclosed.

PeaceHealth cited technology changes in a statement cited by The Register-Guard:

"Since the systemwide implementation of electronic health record technology three years ago, PeaceHealth has made significant advancements in optimizing the use of the technology. As a result, certain technology support services will be centralized to the shared services center in Vancouver, Wash., to create standard work, improve efficiency and to better focus on our strategic priorities," the health system said.

"The technology solutions partners division is taking steps to realign with industry standards and best practices for information technology staffing," resulting in the layoffs, the statement added.

Affected employees have the opportunity to apply for open positions within PeaceHealth.


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