Arnot Health Lays Off 49 Workers

Arnot cuts employees from three hospitals in the Southern Tier

Arnot Health Lays Off 49 Workers
The following is a released statement from Arnot Health:

"Today, Arnot Health instituted a reduction in workforce in an effort to align our human resources with the healthcare needs of the system and the communities we serve. We have spent the day meeting with affected individuals. A total of 49 positions from across our three hospitals have been eliminated.

Arnot Health has taken a number of difficult but necessary steps over the last year to align our service offerings and cost structure to our community’s needs. Although we did see an operating loss in 2011, we view it as a positive year. The loss was significantly less than what it might have been and we were able to make changes that will benefit our community in the short- and long-term. Further, we currently are projecting a break-even budget year in 2012. This is remarkable given the environment in which we are operating, and the struggles healthcare providers around the state and nation are experiencing.

Many companies in the Southern Tier have been through mergers. They know that success is entirely dependent on their employees. That certainly is true in our case. The staff at our three hospitals, and in our physicians’ practices have been willing and able to change without any compromise in the quality of care that we offer. Many of them have expressed to me a conviction that we are emerging from this difficult period stronger than ever."

Anthony J. Cooper, FACHE
President & CEO, Arnot Health