Illinois health system lays off 10% of workforce

Alia Paavola –
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020


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The 15-hospital system stated that the reductions primarily impact workers in non-clinical functions and consist of a few of those who were furloughed in late April due to a dip in patient volume and revenue..

Pointing out monetary challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System plans to decrease its labor force by 10 percent, according to The Herald-Review.

Although client volume has started to return, and the majority of furloughed workers will return, the health system said it is unable to restore all of its furloughed employees..

Since financial year 2019, the system had more than 15,000 workers, according to HSHS site..

” In order to offer the very best opportunity for a strong, steady future for HSHS through and after this unpredictable pandemic, we have actually made the tough decision to minimize roughly 10 percent of our labor force in Illinois and Wisconsin,” a representative for HSHS informed The Herald-Review.

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