74 hospitals, health systems cutting jobs

A number of hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces or jobs due to financial and operational challenges.

Below are workforce reduction efforts or job eliminations that were announced within the past year and/or take effect later in 2023.

Editor's Note: This webpage was updated July 27 and will continue to be updated. Stories are listed under the month they were reported on by Becker's.


Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health willlay off246 employees. The reduction will occur after the organization ends services at a behavioral health facility in Raleigh on Sept. 30, according to a WARN noticefiledJuly 21 with the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health isreducing其员工总数约400个职位。的优惠n represents approximately 1 percent of the workforce.

Tupelo-based North Mississippi Health Services ismoving forwardwith layoffs and job reassignments as part of its "redesign" plan to improve the organization's financial picture, according to a message sent to NMHS employees and affiliated providers July 19. NMHS did not provide the number of affected positions or types of positions affected.

Allina Healthbeganlayoffs affecting about 350 team members throughout the Minneapolis-based organization. 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 Healthlaid off49 employees, including 25 leaders. The reductions represent 1.13 percent of the organization's total workforce.


Coral Gables-based Baptist Health South Florida is offering its executives at the director level and above a "one-time opportunity" to apply for voluntary separation, according to a June 29Miami Heraldreport. Decisions on buyout applications will be made during the summer.

MultiCare Health System, a 12-hospital organization based in Tacoma, Wash., willlay off229 employees, or about 1 percent of its 23,000 staff members, including about two dozen leaders, as part of cost-cutting efforts, the health system said June 29. The layoffs primarily affect support departments, such as marketing, IT and finance.

Greensburg, Pa.-based Independence Health Systemlaid off53 employees and has cut 226 positions — including resignations, retirements and elimination of vacant positions — since January,The Butler Eaglereported June 28. The 226 reductions began at the executive level, with 13 manager positionsterminatedin March.

Billings (Mont.) Clinic willlay offworkers as part of a restructuring plan to address financial and operational headwinds in today's healthcare environment, the organization confirmed. The layoffs are expected to affect approximately 27 or fewer positions.

佛罗里达州墨尔本。的健康首先是eliminatingsome positions and leaving open ones vacant,Florida Todayreported June 21. Seventeen jobs will be cut and 36 will be left unfilled, according to Paula Just, the health system's chief experience officer.

Pittsburgh-based Highmark Healthlaid off118 employees on June 21, including two from Allegheny Health Network, a spokesperson for the health system toldBecker's. The layoffs follow the health system's cutbacks in March and April, according to thePittsburgh Business Times.Highmark laid off 141 workers earlier this year.

Vibra Hospital of Western Massachusetts, a long-term-acute care hospital in Springfield, willlay off87 employees by Aug. 15 ahead of the facility's planned closure. About 30 patients will be relocated to Baystate Health's Valley Springs Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, Mass., which willopenin August.

Cortez, Colo.-based Southwest Memorial Hospitallaid offnine people to help ensure the hospital is staffed appropriately, and create financial stability for the future, a spokesperson confirmed toBecker's. The spokesperson, Chuck Krupa, said the layoffs occurred June 14 and included administrative workers. No bedside care positions were affected.

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, Calif., ismaking"a little over 100" layoffs amid financial challenges, spokesperson Patrick Moody confirmed toBecker's. Mr. Moody said the layoffs affect workers "in a wide range of hospital departments." This includes some management-level employees. The hospital, which has about 1,800 employees total, is not providing specific numbers for specific job titles or departments.

Dartmouth Health islaying off75 workers and eliminating 100 job vacancies. The layoffs came after the Lebanon, N.H.-based health systemimplementeda performance improvement plan in November.

Seattle Children's iseliminating135 leader roles, citing financial challenges. The management restructuring and reduction affects 1.5 percent of employees across the organization.

White Rock (Texas) Medical Centerlaid off30 workers across 28 departments. The layoffs include clinical and administrative roles.

Jackson, Miss.-based St. Dominic Health Services islaying off157 workers and ending behavioral health services. The reduction represents 5.5 percent of the hospital's workforce.

Danville, Pa.-based Geisingerlaid off47 employees from its IT department. The reduction is part of a restructuring plan to offset high labor and supply costs.

Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital in Tukwila, Wash., is winding down operations andlaying off288 employees. The 137-bed psychiatric facility is slated to close by July 31.

Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance islaying off69 employees, reducing the hours of 15 others and eliminating 170 open positions, according toThe Boston Globe. The reductions are primarily in management, administrative and support areas, a health system spokesperson toldBecker's.


Wenatchee, Wash.-based Confluence Health haseliminatedits chief operating officer amid restructuring efforts and financial pressures, the health system confirmed toBecker'sMay 16.

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital in Johnstown, Pa.,has laid offless than 1 percent of its workforce, the hospital confirmed toBecker'sMay 15.

Community Health Network, a nonprofit health system based in Indianapolis, plans tocut数目不详的重组我的工作ts workforce and makes organizational changes. The health system confirmed the job cuts in a statement shared withBecker'son May 11. It did not say how many jobs would be cut or which positions would be affected.

New Orleans-based Ochsner Healtheliminated770 positions, or about 2 percent of its workforce, on May 11. This is the largest layoff to date for the health system.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Centereliminatedthe positions of 131 employees and cut about two dozen other jobs at related Cedars-Sinai facilities, a spokesperson confirmed via a statement shared withBecker'sMay 7. The Los Angeles-based organization said reductions represent less than 1 percent of the workforce and apply to management and non-management roles primarily in non-patient care jobs.

Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health iseliminatingabout 60 positions. A statement from RRH said the changes affect less than one-half percent of the system population, mostly in nonclinical and management positions.

Memorial Health Systemlaid offfewer than 90 people, or less than 2 percent of its workforce.The Gulfport, Miss.-based health system said May 2 that most of the affected positions are nonclinical or management roles, and the majority do not involve direct patient care.

Monument Healthlaid offat least 80 employees, or about 2 percent of its workforce. The Rapid City, S.D.-based system said positions are primarily corporate service roles and will not affect patient services. Unfilled corporate service positions were also eliminated.


Ga Demorest Habersham医疗中心,laid offfour executives. The layoffs are part of cost-cutting measures before the hospitaljoinsGainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System in July,nowhaberbasham.comreported April 27.

Scripps Health iseliminating70 administrative roles, according to WARN documents filed by the San Diego-based health system in March. The layoffs take effect May 8 and affect corporate positions in San Diego and La Jolla, Calif.

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, part of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health,eliminatedfewer than 40 positions, a spokesperson confirmed toBecker'sApril 24. The layoffs represent 0.5 percent of the health system's approximately 7,000-person workforce.

PeaceHealtheliminated251 caregiver roles across multiple locations. The Vancouver, Wash.-based health system said affected roles include 121 from Shared Services, which supports its 16,000 caregivers in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedicaplansto lay off 26 skilled nursing support staff. The layoffs, effective in June, affect 20 employees who work remotely across the U.S, and six who work at the ProMedica Summit Center in Toledo, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining NotificationfiledApril 18. Most affected positions support sales, marketing and administrative functions for the skilled nursing facilities, Promecia toldBecker's.

Northern Inyo Healthcare District, which operates a 25-bed critical access hospital in Bishop, Calif., anticipateseliminatingabout 15 positions, or less than 4 percent of its 460-member workforce, by April 21, a spokesperson confirmed toBecker's. The layoffs include nonclinical roles within support and administration, according to a news release. No further details were provided about specific positions affected.

West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health iseliminating100 full-time equivalent positions. The move will affect 45 individuals, according to an April 13 news release the health system shared withBecker's. The other 55 positions are either recently vacated or involve individuals who plan to retire in the coming weeks and months.

Grand Forks, N.D.-based Altru Health istrimmingits executive team as its new hospital project moves forward. The health system is trimming its executive team from nine to six and incentivizing 34 other employees to take early retirement.

Tacoma, Wash.-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Healthlaid offnearly 400 employees, most of whom are in non-patient-facing roles. The job cuts affected less than 2 percent of the health system's 19,000-plus workforce.

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, Ill., willlay off20 employees, citing financial headwinds affecting health organizations across the U.S. It will also leave other positions unfilled to reduce expenses amid rising labor and supply costs and reductions in payments by insurance plans. Affected employees largely work in administrative support areas and not direct patient care.

Danbury, Conn.-based Nuvance Health willclosea 100-bed rehabilitation facility in Rhinebeck, N.Y., resulting in 102 layoffs. The layoffs are effective April 12, according to theDaily Freeman.


Charleston, S.C.-based MUSC Health University Medical Centerlaid offan unspecified number of employees from its Midlands hospitals in the Columbia, S.C. area. Division President Terry Gunn also resigned after the facilities missed budget expectations by $40 million in the first six months of the fiscal year,The Post and Courierreported March 30.

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Healthlaid offabout 50 workers, including C-level executives, the health system confirmed toBecker's3月29日。杰西Cureton裁员的影响,health system's executive vice president and chief consumer officer since 2013; Angela Yochem, its executive vice president and chief transformation and digital officer since 2020; and Paula Dean Kranz, vice president of innovation enablement and executive director of the Novant Health Innovation Labs.

Penn Medicine Lancaster (Pa.) General Healtheliminatedfewer than 65 jobs, or less than 1 percent of its workforce of about 9,700, the health system confirmed toBecker'sMarch 30. The layoffs include support, administrative and executive roles, and COVID-19-related support staff, spokesperson John Lines said, according tolancasteronline.com. Mr. Lines did not provide a specific number of affected workers.

McLaren St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio, willlay off743 workers, including 239 registered nurses, when it permanently closes this spring. Other affected roles include physical therapists, radiology technicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and pharmacy support staff, and nursing assistants. The hospital's COO is also affected, and a spokesperson for McLaren Health Care toldBecker'sother senior leadership roles are also affected.

Bellevue, Wash.-based Overlake Medical Center and Clinicslaid offadministrative staff, the health system confirmed to thePuget Sound Business Journal. The layoffs, which occurred earlier this year, included 30 workers across Overlake's human resources, information technology and finance departments, a spokesperson said, according to the publication. This represents about 6 percent of the organization's administrative workforce. Overlake'swebsitesays it employs more than 3,000 people total.

Columbia-based University of Missouri Health Care iseliminatingfive hospital leadership positions across the organization, spokesperson Eric Maze confirmed toBecker'sMarch 20. Mr. Maze did not specify which roles are being eliminated saying that the organization won't address individual personnel actions. According to MU Health Care, the move is a result of restructuring "to better support patients and the future healthcare needs of Missourians."

Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Healtheliminated68 senior-level jobs. The job eliminations occurred Feb. 21, Cone Health COO Mandy Eaton toldThe Alamance News.Of the 68 positions eliminated, 21 were filled. Affected employees were offered severance packages.

The newly merged Greensburg, Pa.-based organization made up of Excela Health and Butler Health Systemeliminated13 filled managerial jobs. The affected employees and positions are from across both sides of the new organization, Tom Chakurda, spokesperson for the Excela-Butler enterprise, confirmed toBecker's. The positions were in various support functions unrelated to direct patient care.

Crozer Health, a four-hospital system based in Upland, Pa., islaying offroughly 215 employees amid financial challenges. The system announced the layoffs March 15 as part of its "operational restructuring plan" that "focuses on removing duplication in administrative oversight and discontinuing underutilized services." Affected employees represent about 4 percent of the organization's workforce.

Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine iseliminatingadministrative positions. The change is part of a reorganization plan to save the health system $40 million annually, thePhiladelphia Business Journalreported March 13. Kevin Mahoney, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, told Penn Medicine's 49,000 employees last week that changes include the elimination of a "small number of administrative positions which no longer align with our key objectives," according to the publication. The memo did not indicate the exact number of positions that were eliminated.

Sovah Health, part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health,eliminatedCOO positions at its Danville and Martinsville, Va., campuses. The responsibilities of both COO roles will now be spread across members of the existing administrative team.

Valley Health, a six-hospital health system based in Winchester, Va.,eliminated31 administrative positions. The job cuts are part of the consolidation of the organization's leadership team and administrative roles.

Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System said it wouldlay off346 employees, representing less than 3 percent of its employee base.


St. Mark's Medical Center in La Grange, Texas, iscutting nearly 50 percent of its staffand various services amid financial challenges.

Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health plans to go from seven networks of care to five systemwide to reduce costs and strengthen operations. The reorganization willresult in job cuts, including reducing administration by more than $100 million.

Arcata, Calif.-based Mad River Community Hospital iscutting 27 jobsas itsuspendshome health services.

Hutchinson (Kan.) Regional Medical Centerlaid off 85 employees, a move tied to challenges in today's healthcare environment.


Oklahoma City-based OU Healtheliminated about 100 positionsas part of an organizational redesign to complete the integration from its 2021 merger.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced it wouldlay offto reduce costs amid widespread hospital financial challenges. The layoffs are spread across 14 sites in New York City, and equate to about 1.8 percent of Memorial Sloan's 22,500 workforce.

St. Louis-based Ascensioncompleted layoffsin Texas, the health system confirmed in January. A statement shared withBecker'ssays the layoffs primarily affected nonclinical support roles. The health system declined to specify toBecker'sthe number of employees or positions affected.

Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health isfreezing hiring and reviewing all vacant jobsat its flagship hospital and clinics in an effort to close a $120 million budget gap.

Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Health System announced it wouldeliminate 69 positions— 1.6 percent of its workforce — and send 340 revenue cycle department employees to Ensemble Health Partners' payroll in a move aimed to help the health system's financial stability.

提升圣. Vincent's Riverside in Jacksonville, Fla., will end maternity care at the hospital,affecting 68 jobs, according to a Workforce Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed with the state Jan. 17. The move will affect 62 registered nurses as well as six other positions.

Visalia, Calif.-based Kaweah Health said it aimed toeliminate 94 positionsas part of a new strategy to reduce labor costs. The job cuts come in addition to previously announced workforce reductions; the health system already eliminated 90 unfilled positions and lowered its workforce by 106 employees.

Oklahoma City-based Integris Health said it wouldeliminate200 jobs to curb expenses. The eliminations include 140 caregiver roles and 60 vacant jobs.

Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica announced plans tolay off 262 employees, a move tied to its exit from a skilled-nursing facility joint venture late last year. The layoffs will take effect between March 10 and April 1.

Employees at Las Vegas-based Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center werenotified of layoffscoming to the facility, which will transition to a freestanding emergency department. There are 970 employees affected. Desert Springs is part of the Valley Health System, a system owned and operated by King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services.

Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health plans to go from five divisions to three in an effort to flatten management and become more efficient. The reorganization will result in anunspecified number of job cuts, primarily among executives.


Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center said it wouldlay off 112 employeesas it outsources its environmental services department. The 112 layoffs were effective Jan. 1, 2023.

Southern Illinois Healthcare, a four-hospital system based in Carbondale, announced it wouldeliminate or restructure 76 jobsin management and leadership. The 76 positions fall under senior leadership, management and corporate services. Included in that figure are 33 vacant positions, which will not be filled. No positions in patient care are affected.

Citing a need to further reduce overhead expenses and support additional investments in patient care and wages, Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Health said it wouldeliminate31 positions and leave another 20 jobs unfilled. All affected positions are in corporate services or management. The layoffs represent less than 1 percent of the health system's workforce of nearly 8,000.


West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health on Nov. 16laid off 52 corporate employeesas the health system shrinks from six hospitals to four. The layoffs, which are expected to save $15 million a year, account for 13 percent of Tower Health's corporate management staff.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Clevelandclosedits inpatient and emergency room care Nov. 11, four days before originally planned — andlaid off978 workers in doing so. After the transition, the Sisters of Charity Health System will offer outpatient behavioral health, urgent care and primary care.


Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Healthannouncedlayoffs affecting an undisclosed number of staff in October, a decision its CEO said was made "to streamline leadership structure and simplify operations" in certain areas. The layoffs primarily affect nonclinical areas.

Molly Gamble contributed to this list.

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