Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, February 2017:
California: Stanford Healthcare finally notified the state Employment Development Department that it suddenly laid off 142 people at the end of January! Western Health Resources issued a shutdown WARN for its San Diego operations, 52 jobs gone by April. Quantum Health-Promise issued a shutdown WARN for its San Diego ops, 257 jobs lost by the end of April! San Francisco based Your People-Zenefits laid off 254 people without warning! However, local news media reported that Zenefits will eliminate a total of 430 jobs after getting caught selling health insurance by using employees who don’t have the required licenses! Dignity Health issued a shutdown WARN for its Monterey Park ops, 290 jobs gone by the end of June! Behavioral health company Valley CAPS shutting down its Stockton location, 32 jobs gone by mid-April.
Colorado: Minnesota based UnitedHealth Group eliminating 119 Optum insurance jobs in Centennial as it shuts down one of two offices in April! Local new reports said UnitedHealth Group swore it was not downsizing. Missouri based prescription ‘benefits’ company Express Scripts shutting down its call center in Pueblo, 320 jobs lost by the end of April! City leaders say Express Scripts still owes local taxpayers $2.8-million USD that was loaned to the prescription company, and never mind that Express Scripts also got about $3-million in tax incentives to build a call center in Pueblo!
Connecticut: Eastern Connecticut Health Network is now owned by California based Prospect Medical Holdings, which promptly laid off 20 people.
Florida: In Fort Myers, Louisiana based Schumacher Clinical Partners eliminating 125 jobs between April and November, blaming the ‘healthcare revenue cycle’! Kentucky based Humana laying off about 422 At Home employees in April! After only four years drugs pusher Walgreens shutting down its store on Monroe and Tennessee streets. Local news media pointed out that tax-breaks were used to bring Walgreens to that location. Cempra Pharmaceuticals eliminating jobs in March. Transitions Optical also eliminating jobs in march.
Illinois: Sycamore Healthcare issued a shutdown WARN for its Quincy nursing home ops, 87 jobs lost in April. Drugs seller CVS shutting down 11 stores across the state by the end of March, as part of a plan to shutdown 70 pharmacies across the U.S. in 2017.
Iowa: The state Department for the Blind eliminating ten jobs in March due to massive taxpayer funding cuts over the next two years.
Kansas: God powerless to stop Via Christi Health from notifying 70 billing employees of pending layoffs. Some of those employees were offered jobs elsewhere in the company.
Kentucky: Humana warned it will eliminate 5-hundred At Home jobs in Ohio and Florida by April!
Louisiana: Walgreens owned drugs pusher Rite Aid shutting down five of its six stores in Shreveport.
Maine: Central Maine Medical Center laid off 28 people, directly blaming ObamaCare (ACA).
Minnesota: Blue Cross and Blue Shield laying off 50 people. 13 of them are InfoTech employees and the rest are being contracted out (outsourced). Hennepin County Medical Center laying off 131 people by mid-March! Administrators blame ObamaCare for forcing them to cut their budget.
Mississippi: University of Mississippi Medical Center warning of mass layoffs due to a $35-million USD reduction in Medicaid funding.
New Jersey: In Middlesex, drugs maker Impax Labs eliminating 207 jobs by mid-March!
New York: Phoenix House Foundation issued a shutdown WARN for their Brentwood drug rehab ops, at least 20 jobs lost by the end of April due to “operational changes”. NYC Health&Hospitals laid off 70 managers, apparently because their jobs suddenly became redundant. Walgreens shutdown its drug pushing store on Chili Avenue as part of its plan to shutdown 2-hundred U.S. stores by the end of 2017. Folts Home and Folts Adult Home chapter 11 bankrupt busted and for sale.
Ohio: TriHealth laid off 69 administration employees.
Oregon: PeaceHealth warning of mass layoffs due to contracting out its lab work with Quest Diagnostics, at least 186 jobs lost by the end of April! Admin said it was the only way they could save money under ObamaCare.
Pennsylvania: Crawford County Care Center furloughed 81 employees and told 46 employees they will be laid off in March, due to lack of patients. After only six years Revolution Physical Therapy is now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.
Texas: San Antonio based ‘cloud’ company Rackspace suddenly laid off 276 people across several departments, including with their Secure Healthcare Cloud Computing department, due to lack of revenues! However, other news media reports said it was due to being taken over by vulture capitalist Apollo. Humble Surgical Hospital now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, partly due to insurance company Aetna winning a lawsuit which claimed the hospital overcharged for services.
Vermont: Maple Leaf Treatment Center shutdown without warning or reason, and is now chapter 7 bankrupt busted.
Washington: PeaceHealth issued a shutdown WARN due to contracting out its lab work with Quest Diagnostics, 142 jobs gone by the end of April!
West Virginia: Drugs pusher Walgreens shutdown its store in Sabraton.
Wisconsin: In Madison, after “90 wonderful years” Mallatt’s Pharmacy & Costumes shutdown. Local news media reported that the pharmacy portion of the store actually ceased ops back in October. The owner said he’s focusing on his Homecare Pharmacy operations.
ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral January 2017: “A STREAMLINING OF OPERATIONS.”