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IU Health Bloomington To Cut 50 Jobs

IU Health officials say they have to reduce the workforce because of increasing health care costs.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital is eliminating jobs.

Photo: Brittany Carlsen

IU Health Bloomington Hospital is eliminating jobs.

IU Health Bloomington plans to cut 50 jobs between now and the end of the year. The hospital system employs about 3,000 workers.

IU Health Bloomington President Mark Moore said in a statement that the local branch has taken other steps to reduce costs, but while those have saved money, they haven’t been enough.

“We have made the difficult decision to reduce some specific positions at IU Health Bloomington,” Moore said. “However, we believe that in order to continue to achieve our mission of providing affordable and quality care to our patients, these reductions are necessary.”

In September, IU Health announced an additional 935 job cuts at six facilities in central Indiana.

  • UseTheWholeBuffalo

    Has every administrator/”shareholder” considered taking a 2% pay cut, or is the problem that aren’t enough patients?

  • mothership49

    Skilled labor at hospitals costs money. I would imagine that IU Health wants more profits and is willing to sacrifice Bloomington Hospital’s long-standing reputation for superior patient care with cheaper, mediocre patient care in order to have a better bottom line for their health care empire. The almighty dollar wins again and the in-patients will be checked on less frequently. Is there a difference between an RN and an LPN. IU Health thinks so, one costs more than the other.

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