• SSM Healthcare preparing for layoffs

    by  • October 10, 2013 • News

    SSM Health Care, a St. Louis-based nonprofit hospital system that has fallen under increasing financial pressure, is preparing to lay off a number of employees. layoffs-220x165

    SSM Health Car, which operates St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia and Good Samaritan in Mt. Vernon, is making the announcement this week to employees. Spokeswoman Kristen Johnson says that out of respect for affected workers, details won’t be made public until later this week.

    Some health care organizations, including BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, have cut staffs in part due to reduced government reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid services. Johnson declined to say why SSM’s layoffs were necessary.

    SSM has 18 hospitals, two nursing homes and more than 150 outpatient sites and operates in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.