Summa Health to lay off undis­closed num­ber of em­ploy­ees

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Ly­dia Coutre, Crain’s Cleve­land Busi­ness

Em­ploy­ees at Summa Health based in Akron, Ohio, are fac­ing lay­offs, but hos­pi­tal of­fi­cials aren’t com­ment­ing on the breadth of the staff re­duc­tion.

Asked about the lay­offs, Summa spokesman Mike Bern­stein is­sued a state­ment via email. “The de­ci­sion to re­duce staff is never easy and is done only fol­low­ing a thought­ful anal­y­sis of the needs of our pa­tients, the com­mu­nity and the or­ga­ni­za­tion,” Bern­stein wrote.

Staffing lev­els at health­care or­ga­ni­za­tions across the na­tion and re­gion are chang­ing as the de­liv­ery of health­care con­tin­ues to evolve, the state­ment con­tin­ued.

“This is true for Summa as we move away from the costly fee-for-ser­vice model of care and to­wards a pop­u­la­tion health model in which we hold our­selves not only clin­i­cally re­spon­si­ble, but also fi­nan­cially ac­count­able for health out­comes in the com­mu­nity,” Bern­stein wrote. “To achieve this vi­sion, we must some­times make dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions that are ul­ti­mately in the best in­ter­ests of the peo­ple we serve.”

Bern­stein de­clined to pro­vide any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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