Genesis eliminates 48 positions

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Genesis Health System announced today a workforce adjustment eliminating 48 positions, including 12 executive and management positions.

The total number of jobs eliminated represents about 1 percent of the Genesis workforce.

“Healthcare organizations across the country, including Genesis, are challenged by a rapidly changing healthcare environment with shrinking reimbursements and escalating costs,’’ said Craig Cooper, Genesis senior communications specialist. “Despite many successful cost-saving measures in recent years, Genesis now must take additional action to position the organization for continued financial viability.

“This adjustment will reduce costs and align our workforce to ensure sustainable financial performance. At the same time we make this difficult announcement, we are maintaining our ability to deliver excellent patient care.’’

Affected employees who do not find other positions within Genesis will be provided severance benefits. Genesis currently has more than 300 open positions; therefore, we expect most colleagues interested in staying with Genesis will be able to find a new position.

“Throughout this process, leadership has worked to protect our mission to provide compassionate, quality health services to all those in need,’’ Cooper said. “Workforce reductions are a last resort.’’

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