CHI St. Alexius has announced that they have laid off 19 more people, making it the second mass layoff this year.
According to the hospital, the reasoning behind the layoffs were financially based as well as a pressure to healthcare reform. Back in January, when the initial 52 were laid off, we are told that it made up almost 3% of the total workforce population. St. Alexius is affiliated with the larger Catholic Health Initiative, which is operating at a loss and struggling with a credit rating downgrade.
We did reach out to CHI St. Alexius for an interview, they declined comment.