St. Vincent Healthcare to cut nearly 84 FTE jobs: 4 things to know

St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont., plans to lay off 49 employees and close its child care center, eliminating what equates to nearly 84 full-time equivalent jobs, according to a Billings Gazette report.

Here are four things to know about the layoffs.

1. Forty-nine employees will be laid off, 24 open positions will be left unfilled and roughly 15 people will transition to other roles at the hospital, according to the report.

2. Included in the layoffs are 22 employees who work in the hospital's child care center, which will close in 90 days.

3. Steve Loveless, the hospital's president and CEO, told the Billings Gazette the decision to make the cuts came after St. Vincent evaluated where it focuses its resources. He noted that the hospital — and healthcare in general — is investing more on improving patient care quality and outcomes and shorter hospital stays while growing care-related services and programs.

4. The layoffs could begin as soon as this week and will continue throughout the year, according to the report.

 

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