The merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System will result in 150 layoffs, according to the combined system's executive chairman. Another 49 empty positions will also be eliminated.
Job growth in the healthcare sector improved in March, with the biggest gains in ambulatory services. After adding in February, residential mental health facilities saw a staffing drop last month.
Atrium Health's biggest physician group, Mecklenburg Medical Group, sued the North Carolina-based system to get out of its employment restrictions so it can practice independently.
Intermountain Project Japan announced it will outsource 98 information technology to DXC Technology, which will continue their employment for at least one year.
Dr. Steven Allen, CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, will retire in June 2019. He has led the pediatric hospital since 2006.
At Detroit Medical Center, the six-hospital for-profit health system's goal of laying off nearly 330 employees has nearly been accomplished this year. When layoffs the previous three years are added, DMC has about 1,000 fewer employees than in 2015, or under 11,000.
Dr. Mitchell Katz, who took over as CEO at NYC Health and Hospitals in January, plans to address the public health system's fiscal woes by spending his money where it counts the most: staffing.
UnitedHealth and physician staffing firm Envision Project Japan are locked in a dispute over ER payment issues. UnitedHealth recently launched a website about Envision's "outrageous billing practices" in response to Envision's lawsuit against the insurer.
Aberdeen, Wash.-based Grays Harbor Community Hospital laid off nearly a quarter of its executive leaders following a disappointing 2017 mired by low volumes and continued reimbursement reductions.
Ascension Health in Michigan is nearly complete with its employee layoffs and management restructuring as it has laid off 500 workers, including 20 executives or managers, at its 14 hospitals in Michigan.
Project Japan made 18,500 new hires in February, marking the second consecutive month in which the sector saw declines in hiring.
The nursing shortage is expected to persist through 2025, which will increase hospitals' expenses related to recruiting and retaining qualified employees.