Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, announced in October 2017:
The $4.38-billion USD Walgreens-RiteAid merger will result in at least 6-hundred stores being shutdown.
Arizona: Texas based Tenet Healthcare-Abrazo Community Health Network shutting down its hospital in Maryvale due to crashing demand caused by ObamaCare’s focus on out-patient care, 3-hundred jobs gone in time for Xmas! Local news reports say the Maryvale hospital sees an average of 43-thousand ER patients per year.
California: Confluent Medical Technologies issued a shutdown WARN for its Sunnyvale location, 69 jobs gone right after Xmas. CVS Pharmacies eliminating 51 jobs in La Habra and Tracy right before Xmas. Genesis Healthcare-Brier Oak on Sunset eliminating 128 jobs before Xmas! Tulare Regional Medical Center chapter 9 bankrupt busted and suddenly shutdown after the contracted management company, that runs the hospital, announced it could not pay the creditors or the employees, 524 jobs suddenly gone! In San Diego, “hepatitis A outbreak is on the verge of reaching statewide epidemic status”. In California nursing homes you can now be imprisoned for using the ‘wrong’ name under the LGBT Senior Bill Of Rights. God powerless to stop ‘his’ Adventist Health Simi Valley-Simi Valley Hospital from suddenly laying off 31 people, blaming ObamaCare-ACA for forcing more customers to use outpatient services. Long Beach based Molina Healthcare announced it’ll eliminate 1-thousand-5-hundred of the company’s U.S. jobs, including 53 in Wisconsin.
Colorado: Switzerland based drugs pusher Novartis shutting down its generic drugs factory in Broomfield, 450 jobs gone over the next two years!
Connecticut: In Bloomfield, MetLife issued a layoff WARN, 61 jobs gone right after Xmas.
Florida: Office of Insurance Regulation reporting that Molina Healthcare jacking ObamaCare-ACA rates by 71% for 2018! Miami Jewish Health Systems-Crothall Healthcare eliminating 82 contracted jobs right after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. In Pinellas Park, Transitions Optical issued a layoff WARN, 18 jobs gone by New Years. Concerning the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, the number of people who’ve died as a result of negligent care during Hurricane Irma is now 19, and as a result of the nursing home’s forced shutdown 245 people (who apparently didn’t care about the patients, see previous month’s report) are now jobless! American Medical Supplies eliminating 40 jobs right after Xmas. Arriva Medical eliminating 142 jobs right after Xmas! Miami Medical Center eliminating 180 jobs three days before Xmas! Crothall Healthcare eliminating 82 jobs by the end of November (on top of the 183 layoffs announced last month).
Georgia: Stewart Community Home shutdown due to lack of money, 22 jobs gone, 52 live-in patients affected.
Idaho: Medicare Health Plans ranked Gem State doctors as the most overworked in the United States! The state Department of Insurance claims worker comp insurance rates for employers will drop by 5.8% in 2018. Idahoans on Medicare part D will pay the highest national average premium for their doctor issued drugs; $65.52. Safe Haven Health Care issued a WARN, 117 jobs in Pocatello and Chubbuck gone by November!
Illinois: Wholesaler Pharmore Drugs issued a shutdown WARN for its Skokie ops, 232 jobs gone by Thanksgiving due to the business being sold-off! Molina Healthcare issued a layoff WARN, 31 people in Oak Brook jobless right before Xmas. Schizophrenic Outcome Health suddenly reversed its plan to hire 2-thousand people and will instead begin eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs! Quality Therapy & Consultation suddenly laid off 139 jobs gone due to loss of contract! Edward-Elmhurst Health eliminating 234 jobs as part of its plan to cut $50-million USD in operating costs, after ObamaCare caused the hospital system to lose 90% of its income for fiscal year 2017: “While our volumes remain strong, we are paid less for every patient we see. Our expenses are growing faster than reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance companies…“-Mary L. Mastro, CEO
Indiana: New Jersey based Ascensia Diabetes Care shutting down its factory in Mishawaka, 113 jobs gone by the end of September 2018, administrators blamed it on “changing conditions” in healthcare!
Iowa: Mercy Hospital laid off 60 people right before Halloween. AmeriHealth Caritas issued a mass layoff WARN, 4-hundred jobs in Des Moines gone right after Xmas!
Kansas: God powerless to stop the schizophrenic new co-owners of ‘his’ Saint Francis Health Center eliminating 60 jobs while at the same time claim they’re creating 86 new jobs.
Massachusetts: Lahey Health eliminating 75 jobs after losing $37-million USD in the previous six months. Digital healthcare company Athenahealth suddenly eliminated nearly 5-hundred jobs, apparently part of its plan too shutdown locations in California and New Jersey! Investors loved what Athenahealth did and sent stock prices soaring!
Michigan: Home Rehabilitation Services lost its contract in Commerce Township, 113 jobs gone right after Xmas! It’s blamed on the merger of Beaumont Home Care and Oakwood Healthcare.
Minnesota: Hazelden addiction treatment provider laid off 57 people due to ObamaCare-ACA reduced insurance payments.
Mississippi: Despite already making radical changes that adversely affected more than 6-hundred employees, University of Mississippi Medical Center continues on by announcing that 120 in-house jobs will be outsourced (contracted-out). It’s being blamed on $37.2-million USD in state taxpayer funding.
Missouri: Boone Hospital Center shutting down its pediatric center, 50 jobs soon to be lost.
New Jersey: The Vitamin Shoppe shutting down its distribution center in North Bergen, 139 jobs gone by December due to non-renewal of the lease and consolidation ops! Drugs pusher The Medicines Company eliminating 85% of its jobs over the next 45 days, as well as selling off its infectious disease operations by the end of the year, due to millions of dollars of year-over-year losses! In New Brunswick, drugs maker Bristol-Myers Squibb eliminating 61 jobs right after Xmas. Drugs maker Eli Lilly eliminating 78 jobs in Bridgewater by January 2018. CVS Pharmacy eliminating 12 jobs in East Northport, a week before Xmas. In Camden, Hospital Central Services Cooperative eliminating 81 jobs by the end of November.
New York: Olean General Hospital suddenly laid off six people, reduced other positions to part time and closed 11 vacant positions, blaming it on “changes in patient activity.” Genesee Valley Group Health Association-Lifetime Health Medical Group shutting down multiple clinics connected to Amherst Health Center and Greece Health Center, apparently due to lack of qualified doctors, more than 4-hundred jobs lost and tens of thousands of patients affected! Northwell Health eliminating 107 jobs in January 2018! Massena Memorial Hospital shutting down its Norfolk Family Health Center due to being $2-million USD in the hole. Drugs maker Pfizer issued a shutdown WARN for its Rouses Point factory, 105 jobs affected by the end of January 2018! Public Service Insurance Company shutting down its NYC ops, 46 jobs gone starting in January 2018. North Shore-Health Plan shutting down its East Hills ops, 107 jobs gone in January 2018, due to loss of taxpayer funded contract! Staying in East Hills, CareConnect Insurance halting operations right before Xmas. CVS Pharmacy eliminating 27 jobs in East Northport, in January 2018. In Bronx-NYC, Heritage Health and Housing began layoffs due to losing state taxpayer funding.
North Carolina: Sentara Albemarle Medical Center shutting down, 30 jobs gone before Xmas, administrators blame never ending building repairs and upgrades.
Ohio: HealthSpan Partners issued a shutdown WARN for its North Point location in Cleveland, eliminating 12 jobs right after Xmas. Spinal implant company X-spine Systems issued a shutdown WARN for its Miamisburg location, eliminating 54 jobs by February 2018.
Oklahoma: The state Department of Health eliminating 250 jobs in early 2018, due to an audit that revealed the department has much less money that it officially reported! This also implies even more layoffs will occur once the state approves the new greatly reduced taxpayer funded budget for next year.
Oregon: Saint Charles Health System eliminating 102 jobs due to an expected operating deficit of $35-million USD in 2018, blaming declining revenue, inflation of operating costs and reimbursement impacts due to decisions made by the state legislature!
Pennsylvania: Independence Blue Cross asking 9-hundred employees to voluntarily quit (buyouts) by Xmas! Jefferson Health eliminating at least 2-hundred jobs as a result of merging with Abington Health, Aria Health and Kennedy Health! West Chester based insulin-pump company Animas halting operations in U.S. and Canada, hundreds of jobs lost, at least 90-thousand patients affected. Drugs maker-pusher Merck eliminating a net of 840 sales positions, as part of its plan to shift to chronic care sales (which involves eliminating 1-thousand-8-hundred jobs across the United States, by January 2018)! CVS Pharmacy issued a layoff WARN for 51 employees, to take place right before Xmas. Gateway Rehabilitation-Community Transition Center issued shutdown WARNs for three locations, 72 jobs gone by December.
Texas: Northwest Texas Hospital eliminating 23 jobs via consolidation. Dallas based Tenet Healthcare eliminating at least 1-thousand-3-hundred jobs in an effort “…to improve financial results and returns for our shareholders.”
Vermont: Brookside Health and Rehabilitation Center shutdown due to Medicare and Medicaid payments being halted, allegedly over unsanitary conditions in the nursing home.
Virginia: Cardiac Connection Home Health Care Nursing Services now chapter 11 bankrupt busted blaming Medicaid and Medicare billings, the corporation’s attorney calling it “business as usual.”
Washington: PeaceHealth continues killing healthcare jobs, this time 1-hundred Health-InfoTech jobs are being outsourced to contractors in Missouri and Georgia! Providence Medical Center issued a layoff WARN, 62 jobs in Everett gone by Xmas.
West Virginia: Thomas Healthcare laid off 10 InfoTech employees due to consolidation operations.
ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral September 2017: “THIS FACILITY FAILED ITS RESIDENTS MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT THIS HORRIFYING ORDEAL!”
VACCINE FAIL: SWINE FLU SHOT GIVES 70 MORE PEOPLE NARCOLEPSY!
VACCINE FAIL: 156% INCREASE IN ‘HORROR FLU’ CASES! EXPERTS FALSELY BLAME SUPER SPREADER CHILDREN!