This afternoon, ProMedica Health System (PHS) notified employees at Bixby and Herrick Medical centers about a workforce restructuring that will impact approximately 33 positions at both facilities. The employees will be impacted through a combination of layoffs and reductions in employees’ scheduled work hours. Clinical and non-clinical areas are being impacted.
The human resources department is working with the affected employees to evaluate options and/or other internal opportunities within PHS. The collective bargaining agreements will determine how union workers will be recalled or assigned to other positions. In addition, we will provide support to existing staff since these events can be difficult for them as well.
The decision to reduce our workforce is never easy. We have been confronted with many economic challenges that other hospitals and health care systems in our state and around the nation are facing. We are responding to these challenges in a manner that safeguards our future financial stability.
Our commitment to providing patients with excellent care remains our top priority. High standards of quality and safety will not be compromised by these staffing adjustments.