Tenet Healthcare plans to outsource 1,000+ jobs — 6 insights

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare CEO Ronald Rittenmeyer said the company is "aggressively" exploring outsourcing numerous positions, the Dallas News reports.

What you should know:

1. Mr. Rittenmeyer said the company would, "look aggressively at doing that across the whole enterprise."

2. The columnist identified Conifer as a prime target for outsourcing, but said Tenet was exploring the idea in several departments.

3. Mr. Rittenmeyer said more than 1,000 jobs would be outsourced, but capped the potential job loss at, "certainly not 10,000 or 5,000."

4. Tenet plans to start outsourcing positions in the next 12 to 18 months.

5. Physicians, nurses and employees acting with patients will not be affected. Some corporate workers could be.

6. Tenet has not yet informed employees of its plan. Tenet could inform employees of its direction at the next employee town hall meeting, potentially in the first quarter.

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