Thursday, June 25, 2015
Mercy issues statement on layoff of 127 in Springfield
"In response to economic and environmental challenges, Mercy is implementing a workforce reduction across four states. As part of this plan, a total of 127 positions across a variety of departments and services in Mercy Springfield Communities have been eliminated.
Throughout all Mercy facilities and services in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas, a total of 347 positions have been eliminated, less than one percent of Mercy's nearly 40,000 workforce. With a focus on reducing management, the total includes 178 leader positions. The majority of non-leader positions are non-clinical care roles that are part of Mercy's revenue management department.
Mercy also is implementing a leadership restructuring involving position and title changes for approximately 185 leaders across Mercy.
Co-workers whose positions have been eliminated are being treated with compassion, dignity and respect. Co-workers will receive outplacement services and a severance package including compensation and benefits based on their position and length of service.