Texas Medical Center Lays Off 96, Mostly in Management Positions

Texas Medical Center Corp. in Houston laid off 96 employees yesterday, most of whom held management positions with the operator of its namesake 860-bed hospital, according to a Houston Business Journal report.

The TMC Corp. oversees 54 nonprofit member institutions. These include Texas Medical Center, the largest employer in Houston, as well as 20 other hospitals such as Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital and Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center.

 

The organization said 96 of its 237 employees were laid off. Mostly management positions were affected in an effort to scale back after a survey of the corporation reveled "bloating and excess," according to the report. Robert Robbins, MD, president and CEO of TMC Corp., said he envisions hiring some management positions back as needed.

Dr. Robbins also said the layoffs weren't implemented for financial purposes. "It had to be done to focus on this strategic plan," he said in the report. Dr. Robbins previously said he wants to leverage member organizations' "individual greatness" into a collaborative team to become "the greatest medical center in the world," according to the report.  

In addition to its healthcare footprint, TMC Corp. also operates one of the largest parking systems in the country.

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