Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, has trimmed its corporate staff by 10%, shifting responsibility for certain aspects of supply chain, marketing, strategic planning, program management operations, nursing and clinical operations to its regional health systems, according to the company.
Vanguard cuts corporate staff by 10%
The cuts affect 21 people, according to Tess Coody, a spokeswoman at Vanguard's San Antonio system.
“As we've grown over the last year, we've found incredible teams and resources in the regions that eliminate the need to have some of these functions clustered in Nashville, far away from patient care,” Kent Wallace, president and chief operating officer, said in a statement. “This reorganization is about focusing those services in the market.”
Some of the positions were eliminated and some, particularly those in supply-chain management, were shifted to the regional systems, said Tess Coody, a spokeswoman at Vanguard's San Antonio system. Employees whose positions were shifted can apply for those positions, Coody said.
Vanguard moved into one new market with its acquisition of six-hospital Detroit Medical Center as of Jan. 1 and also boosted its presence in its existing Chicago and Phoenix markets with acquisitions. The company also has a pending deal to form a joint venture with Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen, Texas. Valley Baptist includes two general acute-care hospitals and a stake in a heart hospital in Harlingen.
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