Memorial Health System announces layoffs
GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Memorial Health System announced layoffs across the hospital system on Tuesday.
According to a release sent to media, less than 2% of Memorial’s workforce, or fewer than 90 people, are affected, comprising mostly of non-clinical or management roles.
Memorial representatives said like many healthcare organizations nationwide, the health system faced significant challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as increased labor and supply costs coupled with inflationary pressures.
“These difficult steps will help ensure the long-term sustainability of our health system so we can continue to offer the same services to our community. We are committed to providing high-quality care close to home,” said CEO Kent Nicaud.
The release said most of the affected positions do not involve patient care.
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