Union Hospital cutting 150 jobs by end of year


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Job cuts are coming to Terre Haute’s Union Hospital.  Employees learned of the cuts on Thursday after they received a letter from Union Health Systems leadership. 

That letter told them the system will cut 150 jobs by the end of the year.

The letter dated July 17 is signed by Union Health System CEO Pat Board, as well as Union Hospital Steve Holman and Ed Carne, who is the CEO of the UAP Clinic. The letter cites health providers are facing challenges due to changes in the healthcare environment. 

Specifically, the letter points to a shift to more out-patient services and declining reimbursement.

The CEO’s also talk about the need to be transparent about what’s going on within the Union Health System. By 2020, the healthy system must reduce itself by $200 million.  The next paragraph in the letter outlines the decision to cut 150 jobs, which the CEO’s say did not come easy.

After receiving the letter, News 10 contacted Union Hospital for comment. They informed us of a news conference to be held by Union Health Systems leadership on Wednesday. 

News 10 will be there, and we expect to hear more details from Union leadership at that time.  And of course, we’ll pass along what we learned both on air and on-line.

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