Jobs, hours cut for some at Einstein Healthcare

Posted: June 16, 2010

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is undergoing its second round of layoffs in as many months. It told 48 employees this week that their jobs are being eliminated or hours reduced.

Most were administrative and clerical workers and aides, said Lynne Kornblatt, vice president of human resources.

Philadelphia-based Einstein, which has 7,400 employees, had another small layoff of 28 employees in May. Kornblatt said human resources will work with the affected employees to match them to jobs that open in the system.

Einstein has had to make cuts, she said, because the recession has left growing numbers of patients without insurance or with Medicaid, which pays less than private companies.

The private insurers are reducing payments, denying bills and working harder to keep patients out of the hospital altogether, she said.    - Stacey Burling

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