IU Health to lay off 100 more workers than expected

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After announcing about 800 workers would lose their jobs last month, IU Health now says an additional 100 workers will be let go.

In September, the health care provider said declining reimbursement rates and inpatient volumes have significantly affected the operating budget. IU Health has consolidated programs and adjusted schedules, but that’s not been enough.

“The healthcare industry is experiencing unprecedented changes,” the company said in a news release. “IU Health must realize roughly one billion dollars in cost savings over the next five years to ensure Hoosiers have access to affordable, nationally-recognized care.”

The company estimated about 800 people would be laid off, but a closer examination of the financial situation prompted an adjustment, with IU Health now saying it will have to reduce its workforce by 900 positions. Those affected by the change will be notified this week.

The cuts affect the following locations:

  • IU Health Methodist Hospital
  • IU Health University Hospital
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
  • IU Health North Hospital
  • IU Health Saxony Hospital
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

IU Health said it will support employees by helping them find other positions within the company; severance and outplacement assistance is also being offered, as are other services.

IU Health employs approximately 36,000 team members statewide.

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