Illinois health system lays off 143 workers

” The events of this year have actually strengthened something we always knew to be real: Our colleagues are the biggest possession we have as a company. We are grateful to all our colleagues at Memorial Health System for their continued dedication to our clients and our neighborhoods throughout these difficult times,” Memorial Health System stated.

Memorial Health System said the irreversible layoffs were needed offered the financial pressures triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic..

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The system had actually furloughed 460 workers in June to ease a few of the financial pressure. However, “we have come to understand that our cost-saving steps must likewise consist of irreversible decreases in staffing,” the health system told The State Journal-Register.

” The occasions of this year have strengthened something we constantly understood to be true: Our associates are the biggest possession we have as an organization. That understanding makes this decision really hard. We are grateful to all our colleagues at Memorial Health System for their continued commitment to our clients and our communities throughout these difficult times,” Memorial Health System stated.

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Memorial Health System, a five-hospital network in Springfield, Ill., laid off 143 workers, according to The State Journal-Register..

Workers affected by the task cuts were informed Sept. 17. The task cuts hit about 1.5 percent of the health systems workforce..