Catholic Health Lays Off 200

Hospital group cites changing healthcare delivery models

WBEN Newsroom
November 21, 2019 - 1:48 pm
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BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Thursday morning, Catholic Health announced that about 200 workers are being laid off due to reasons relating to "changing healthcare delivery models," as well as "inadequate reimbursement."

“We are taking a methodical and measured approach to deal with the constant state of change health providers across the country are experiencing while ensuring we continue to develop and deliver the type of care our patients have come to expect,” said Mark Sullivan, President & CEO of Catholic Health. “This means reinventing how we deliver the highest quality care to our community now and in the future.”

In a press release, the company noted that more than half of the layoffs will come from a Voluntary Separation Program, which was initiated last month, and the downsize will go into effect over the next couple of months.

“Decisions like this are never easy and we will support our associates affected by these changes,” Sullivan continued. “While difficult, however, the proactive steps we are taking today, along with ongoing efforts to transform care, expand needed services and address inadequate reimbursement with area payers that has not kept pace with the changes in healthcare delivery, will make us stronger long-term.”

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