Methodist Health announces 21 job cuts, citing ‘challenging’ financial situation

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Courtesy: Methodist Health

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Methodist Health announced on Thursday that 21 of its 955 positions were eliminated.

Methodist Health said it has been challenged with its financials, losing more than $3 million in the last three months of 2019.

Read the full statement from Methodist Health here:

“Today, Methodist Health had a reduction in force, and 21 positions out of 955 were eliminated, effective today.

Methodist has been challenged with its financials; in the last 3 months of 2019, we lost more than $3 million.

Expenses have exceeded revenues, and while this situation is not unique–as many small hospitals are struggling—it is also not sustainable.

Eliminating jobs is something that no leader of any organization wants to do. In a labor-intense environment, labor costs are carefully reviewed. We are determining how to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

Going forward, Methodist staff and leadership will work together to continue to build on improvements that have been made, to further enhance quality and safety, and to build patient confidence in the care provided at Methodist Health.”

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 6, 2020)

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