TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Carondelet has laid off about 100 workers Wednesday, a spokesman said.
According to Kate Jensen of Cardondelet, the layoffs represent about 3 percent of the company's workforce of 3,500. The layoffs affected St. Mary's, St. Joseph's and Holy Cross hospital in Nogales.
Carondelet issued this statement on the layoffs:
"We have been carefully evaluating staffing levels over the past several months as part of an effort to identify opportunities to achieve efficiencies across our system. To get our cost structure in line with industry standards, we have made the very difficult decision to reduce approximately three percent of the Carondelet workforce by the end of this week. We believe it will strengthen the network's ability for long term success as a high quality healthcare provider in the region.
"We worked very hard to minimize the number of affected employees by first eliminating open positions and realigning certain job functions. In approaching these reductions, we focused primarily on improving efficiencies in administrative and related roles with careful attention to avoid affecting direct patient care areas.
"We are assisting impacted employees in applying for new positions within our system, transferring to sister facilities, as well as connecting them with other potential employment opportunities within the area. We did not make these decisions lightly and these changes are difficult for us all, but these staffing reductions will allow us to operate more efficiently and position the network for the future."