11 Recent Hospital and Health System Layoffs

August 15, 2013 | Print  |

The following 11 hospital and health system layoffs and workforce reductions were covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last two weeks. They are listed below by number of employees and/or positions affected.


1. Maine Medical Center to Slash 225 Positions
Portland-based Maine Medical Center announced it will lay off 50 employees and eliminate 175 other positions. In addition to the eliminated positions and layoffs, 120 employees took an early retirement package.

2. Mountain States Health Alliance to Chop 200 Jobs
Mountain States Health Alliance in Johnson City, Tenn., is cutting 200 jobs through attrition. System officials pointed to shrinking revenues, tied to the federal sequester and lack of state officials' agreement over Medicaid expansion, as the reason for the workforce reduction.

3. WakeMed to Lay Off Hundreds, Close Nursing Home
WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., is laying off more than 100 employees, mostly through the closure of a nursing home in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. WakeMed will also cut the jobs of 14 staff interpreters as it outsources its interpretation services. All together, WakeMed will lay off 111 employees.

4. Northside Medical Center in Ohio to Lay Off 77
Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, an affiliate of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio in Youngstown, is laying off 77 employees.

5. Alameda Health System to Lay Off Dozens
Oakland, Calif.-based Alameda Health System prepared to lay off about 57 workers. The layoffs will affect employees at all seven of the system's locations, including a psychiatric hospital and wellness clinics.

6. Lowell General Lays Off 34
Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital laid off 34 workers. Twenty-nine of the affected employees held administrative positions, while the remaining five were nurses and caregivers.

7. Samaritan Medical Center Lays Off 23
Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, N.Y., announced a workforce restructuring plan that will lead to 23 layoffs. Of the 23 employees who will be laid off, six are in management and 17 are in non-management positions. In addition to the layoffs, about 42 staff members will be reassigned to other jobs that are currently vacant.

8. Ukiah Valley Medical Center Cuts Jobs, Employee Hours
Ukiah (Calif.) Valley Medical Center eliminated six positions and is leaving five positions vacant. Additionally, five positions will have a reduction in hours.

9. Anna Jaques Hospital Lays Off 9 Workers
Newburyport, Mass.-based Anna Jaques Hospital laid off nine employees. The layoffs represent the loss of roughly six full-time equivalent positions.

10. Hancock Medical Center in Mississippi Lays Off 8
Bay St. Louis, Miss.-based Hancock Medical Center laid off eight employees and cut the hours of an unspecified number of other employees.

11. Orlando Health Layoffs Continue
Orlando Health confirmed more employees will be laid off as part of a restructuring the system announced in November. No specifics on how many employees would be laid off in this phase have been released.

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