As economic pressures continue to weigh hospitals and health systems down, several have turned to layoffs to reduce costs.
Such layoffs have touched every corner of healthcare. Here are a few notable positions that have been affected in the third quarter of 2023.
- Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica islaying off about 20 administrative workers, a health system spokesperson confirmed with Becker's.
- Springfield, Ill.-based Memorial Health CEO Ed Curtis pointed to ballooning labor costs as the main reason for what he described as a "painful but responsible" decision to lay off 20 percent of the hospital's leadership in early August.
- Allina Health began layoffs that affected fewer than 350 team members throughout the Minneapolis-based organization, according to a statement shared with Becker's. The health system said the layoffs began July 17 and that most of the affected jobs are leadership and non-direct caregiving roles.
- Middletown, N.Y.-based Garnet Health on July 7 laid off 49 employees, including 25 leaders, to offset recent operating losses.
- Morgantown, W.Va.-based MedExpress Urgent Care will eliminate registered nursing positions at nearly 150 facilities as part of a larger group of layoffs at Optum.
- Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health laid off 246 employees after it ended services at a behavioral health facility in Raleigh on Sept. 30, according to a WARN notice filed July 21 with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Affected employees include nurses, nursing assistants and behavioral health workers.