Intermountain Healthcare to cut 250 business positions

Intermountain attributed these changes, as well as some internal reorganization to the Intermountain Medical Group, as actions “to assist keep health care more budget-friendly now and in the future,” decrease overhead expenses and improve efficiencies with administrative and organization functions.

Intermountain Healthcare, a 24-hospital health system based in Salt Lake City, is eliminating 250 organization function positions to reduce costs and enhance health care cost, the health system revealed Oct. 13..

Voluntary separation bundles will be offered for about 750 workers in Intermountains centralized service functions, if they are at least 55 years of ages and have operated at the company 10 or more consecutive years, the health system stated in a news release. Qualified staff members must choose whether to accept the voluntary separation bundles in the next 2 weeks.

Kelly Gooch –
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

If the position is deemed important for patient care, Intermountain announced in June that it will also only replace a position left vacant from a workers voluntary departure. Since Oct. 13, the health system had 50 employment opportunities in central service functions that wont be filled.

The reductions will take place through voluntary separation and continuous attrition and will not impact direct patient care positions..

If voluntary separation and ongoing attrition do not eliminate the 250 organization positions, the health system stated it will utilize uncontrolled reductions.

Intermountain has 41,000 staff members who serve clients in Utah, southern Idaho and southern Nevada

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