COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Centura confirmed that it will be reducing its workforce by 1% across Colorado and Western Kansas.
Centura says that the layoffs are due to economic difficulties.
We are not immune to the economic challenges facing our country and our industry, including external factors such as inflation, supply chain disruptions and a potential recession as well as those more specific to the health care industry including labor shortages, changing utilization, and patients who are likely still delaying care due to the pandemic. In short, volumes are down and expenses are up.Centura
According to Centura, they have been working to reduce the cost of care without reducing the number of employees. Centura says that like many healthcare systems across the country, reductions are now unavoidable.
As a result, Centura is reducing its workforce by approximately one percent across Colorado and western Kansas. We are working diligently to find alternate positions for those whose roles were eliminated, and eligible associates who are not transitioned to another position in our ministry will receive severance pay and other job support, including access to career transition services. We will continue to recruit and hire clinical caregivers, including nurses in direct patient care roles, to deliver on our Mission and Vision of every community, every neighborhood and every life – whole and healthy.Centura
Centura said that they are still committed to providing "high-quality whole person care."