Ascension Health in Michigan is nearly complete with its employee layoffs and management restructuring as it has laid off 500 workers, including 20 executives or managers, at its 14 hospitals in Michigan.
Healthcare made 18,500 new hires in February, marking the second consecutive month in which the sector saw declines in hiring.
The nursing shortage is expected to persist through 2025, which will increase hospitals' expenses related to recruiting and retaining qualified employees.
Layoffs at Ascension Health hospitals in Michigan have intensified this week and spread to more of the company's 14 hospitals in Michigan, according to employees, nurses and doctors.
Geisinger appointed Kevin Roberts as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is set to join the Danville, Pa.-based integrated health system in April.
The company laid off about 20 more people this month. Outcome Health, which recently was one of Chicago's fastest-growing young companies, has lost nearly half its employees in less than six months.
Healthcare leaders worry Supreme Court case on union fees could hurt workplace harmony and quality of care
While some leaders of public health systems might welcome an anti-union decision by the Supreme Court weakening unions financially, others fear that would hurt public health efforts.
In 2016, newly trained male physicians in New York earned on average $26,367 more than their female colleagues, a new study found. That's a much larger pay gap than in 2010 when male doctors earned on average $11,931 more than female doctors in the state.
Protests at 32 Kaiser Permanente hospitals across California began Wednesday and are expected to continue until March 9. The workers are demonstrating against anticipated layoffs and wage cuts.
The healthcare sector added just 20,600 jobs in the first month of 2018, down 37% from the modest 32,800 jobs gained in the industry in December.
Outcome Health CEO Rishi Shah has struck a deal with his investors to end a monthslong, bitter and very public feud, allowing them both to focus on rebuilding a once high-flying medical advertising company that has been hurt by lawsuits, fraud allegations and customer and employee defections.
Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare will outsource 2,300 non clinical employees to revenue cycle management company R1 RCM, a move that is expected to save the integrated health system $70 million over the next three years.