“A GREAT OUTCOME,” CEO Alan Levine tweeted. “While @BalladHealth reduced 150 mostly administrative positions last month, we also HIRED 255 new graduate nurses, who are now beginning to work. 105 NET NEW JOBS. As we said we'd do.”
Since the region’s two health care systems merged to form Ballad in February, leaders have been adjusting the business model for efficiencies. That included eliminating 150 filled positions in April and 49 others through attrition, as well as closing four urgent care clinics — in Johnson City, Abingdon, Kingsport and Greeneville — over the coming months.
About 42 currently filled positions will be eliminated as a result of clinics being consolidated. Those positions make up part of the 150 layoffs announced in April.
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