Health Care

Steward Hikes Northside Job Losses to 468

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An additional 80 employees will lose their jobs when Northside Regional Medical Center closes, the hospital’s operator informed state officials Friday.

A revised notice provided to the state’s Office of Workforce Development under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act reported that a total of 468 employees would be idled when the hospital closes, up from the 388 initially reported.

On Wednesday, Steward Health Care System, Boston, informed employees and local officials that it would close Northside no later than Sept. 20

“More than 400 employees work at Northside Regional Medical Center. Notification with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services was a multi-day process,” said Trish Hrina, central region marketing director for Steward.

The positions added in the updated WARN notice include supervisory and non-bargaining unit positions. They include CEO; directors for nursing services, nutrition services, quality risk management and volunteer services; manager positions for admissions, intensive care unit, medical surgical and risk management; staffing coordinator; and supervisors for nutrition services, rehabilitation services, respiratory therapy and house registered nurses.

All employees have been informed about the closure and, should it take place as expected, employees will be paid through Oct. 14 and compensated for accrued benefits, Hrina said. Steward will work with employees to “transition them to new positions,” she added. At present, there are 200 job openings at Steward’s other local hospitals – Trumbull Regional Medical Center, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital and Sharon Regional Medical Center – as well as area Steward medical practices.

 

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.