Prisma Health Eliminating Over 300 Jobs

"Streamline Operations, Position for Future Growth"

Matthew Causey
January 16, 2020 - 3:47 pm

Prisma Health announced in a press release today plans to improve the efficiency of their operations and streamline their organization.

"The health-care environment in which we operate is becoming increasingly challenging," said Mark O'Halla, president and chief executive officer of Prisma Health.

O'Halla said these challenges come in many forms, including a larger number of patients that are underinsured or have no insurance.

He continued that the organization has begun consolidating and eliminating different costs in running the organization, including many decisions that will impact the company's workforce.

"We have already eliminated duplicative executive management positions, restructured leadership, and gained significant cost savings in supplies, technology and other areas," O'Halla said this is being done to make sure they are "delivering quality and value."

Prisma Health announced in the press release that they will be eliminating 327 of their current 32,000 staff members, who are all being notified of their eliminations by the company today.

The company has also been eliminating a total of 200 positions periodically since October of last year, for a total of 527 eliminated workforce positions.

Prisma Health stated that those whose positions are being eliminated are being compensated with severance pay and outplacement services, and they are being given the opportunity to apply to other open positions with the company.

Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital will also be eliminated their 115-bed Subacute Unit in March and the Children's Residential Program in April. Prisma Health stated in the press release that patients who are treated in these programs have other alternative options in the area.

"While we remain fundamentally solid, we will continue to streamline the organization and make it more efficient, while also making investments in growth and expansion to meet the evolving needs of our patients and the communities we serve," O'Halla said. "This is the new normal for us and all other successful health-care organizations."

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