A popular Hudson Valley healthcare provider has announced they are planning to cut some of its massive workforce.

Garnet Health, one of the area's biggest names in health care has confirmed that they plan to lay off 26 employees as the healthcare system attempts to restructure and restore its finances back to pre-pandemic health according to Fierce Health Care.

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Garnet Health Announces Lay-Offs

The Middletown, New York-based Garnet said in a statement that the restructuring and service line adjustments will impact 26 employees, less than a percent of Garnet's total workforce, and save the health system approximately $4.6 million in salaries and benefits. Garnet didn't specify what jobs were being cut but did say that higher equipment and labor expenses as well as insufficient reimbursement rates, are partly to blame for the restructuring. Garnet President and CEO Jonathan Schiller said,

"We made a commitment to the communities we serve, as well as to our organization, to pursue fiscal strategies that will restore Garnet Health to pre-pandemic financial strength. As healthcare advances, we must be able to leverage opportunities that provide growth and stability so we can continue to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional healthcare for generations to come."


Job Cuts

The company did say that affected jobs would include a mix of management, union, and non-union staff and that all of the affected employees have been notified, and some will be offered severance packages if eligible. When more information becomes available we will update this article.

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Garnet Health is a Middletown, New York-based three-campus health system that provides care to approximately 500,000 residents in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and surrounding areas in New York State.

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