Via Christi Health cutting 1 percent of its total Kansas workforce

Via Christi Health (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Via Christi Health on Tuesday announced that 150 positions will be eliminated.  Already, 80 positions were eliminated through attrition. The other 70 positions do not involve patient care.

“After assessment of our direct- and non-direct patient care associate teams, we have made the difficult decision to eliminate approximately 70 positions, which is about 1 percent of our total Kansas-wide workforce. These reductions do not include associates who provide direct patient care,” said Todd Conklin, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer for Via Christi Health

Via Christi adds that they are hiring 80 nurses for bedside/patient care. Meanwhile, the hospital is working with those who will be displaced.

“We are working to find other suitable positions, wherever possible, within our health system. Those who do not find new positions will be provided severance based on their years of service,” said Conklin.





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