Tufts Medicine announces layoffs, cites ‘financial challenges’

Tufts Medicine announces layoffs, cites ‘significant financial challenges’

70 ‘mainly administrative’ staff affected

Citing a number of financial challenges, Tufts Medicine announced this week that it will eliminate approximately 240 jobs. Of these, approximately 170 of the positions are unfilled positions. A spokesperson said 70 “mostly administrative” staff will be laid off “in nursing and delays in discharging patients for post-acute care,” a spokesperson said. “Although we have diligently implemented system-wide cost control measures, we must now make the incredibly difficult decision to reduce our workforce.” known as Wellforce, will continue to employ approximately 13,000 people across its various locations, including Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lowell General Hospital and MelroseWakefield Hospital. “This decision will not affect the delivery of care to patients,” a spokesperson said. “Tufts Medicine will continue to work closely with external partners to address the financial crisis affecting the entire healthcare system.”

Citing a number of financial challenges, Tufts Medicine announced this week that it will eliminate approximately 240 jobs.

Of these, approximately 170 of the positions are unfilled positions. A spokesman said 70 “mainly administrative” staff would be laid off.

“Like many healthcare systems in the Commonwealth and across the country, Tufts Medicine has experienced significant financial challenges due to post-pandemic capacity constraints, reliance on high-cost labor, especially in nursing, and delays in patient discharge. for post-acute care,” said a spokesperson. “While we have diligently implemented system-wide cost control measures, we must now make the incredibly difficult decision to reduce our workforce.”

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Tufts Medicine, formerly known as Wellforce, will continue to employ approximately 13,000 people across its various locations, including Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lowell General Hospital and MelroseWakefield Hospital.

“This decision will not affect the delivery of care to patients,” a spokesperson said. “Tufts Medicine will continue to work closely with external partners to address the financial crisis affecting the entire healthcare system.”

Tufts Medicine announces layoffs, cites ‘financial challenges’

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