Up To 350 Jobs To Be Eliminated At Mercy Health System
(KFSM) – Mercy Health System announced this week that between 300 and 350 jobs would be eliminated across four states.
“Financially, Mercy faces increasing challenges to our reimbursement structure as we adjust to reductions mandated by the Affordable Care Act and other budget cuts, as well as the lack of Medicaid expansion in most of our states,” a news release from Mercy states.
Mercy said it is in the process of “simplifying [its] organizational structure and realigning [its] workforce in order to gain efficiencies and reduce costs.”
The majority of the jobs being cut are leadership roles, according to the release.
“We recognize the impact of these changes on our co-workers and their families, and our transition plan will reflect our commitment to dignity and compassion,” Mercy said.
In total, Mercy employs nearly 40,000 workers, and 2,500 of those are leadership positions.