Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis cuts 33 positions: 4 things to know

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis (Tenn.), operated by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, has laid off 33 employees, according to a report from The Commercial Appeal.

Here are four things to know about the layoffs.

1. Hospital officials attributed the layoffs to changes in the healthcare industry. "I think that you always have to take a look at where you are and how you can do things more efficiently," Marilynn Robinson, senior vice president of marketing and government relations for Saint Francis Healthcare, told The Commercial Appeal.

2. The layoffs represent approximately 2 percent of the hospital's workforce of nearly 1,500 employees.

3. Clerical and other support positions are affected by the layoffs.

4. Saint Francis is providing assistance with job placement and discussing employment opportunities at affiliated hospitals, Ms. Robinson said, according to the report.


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