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June 18, 2014

Mercy eliminates 220 positions, including 8 Oklahoma jobs, 1 in Ada

Ada — Mercy has implemented a workforce reduction across its seven-state region. The reduction is limited to non-patient care support areas.  

One position has been eliminated in Ada.  A total of eight positions across Oklahoma have been eliminated as a result of the reduction. Throughout Mercy, a total of 220 positions have been eliminated, less than 1 percent of Mercy’s 40,000-member workforce. 

Co-workers whose positions have been eliminated will receive outplacement services and a severance package, including compensation and benefits based on their position and length of service. 

“Every day, our co-workers are committed to delivering quality care in all of Mercy’s communities,” said Becky Payton, regional vice president of human resources in Oklahoma.  “That commitment remains strong.” 

Most co-workers whose positions have been eliminated will be given the opportunity to leave Mercy immediately so that they can begin to plan their transition. In certain situations, co-workers may be asked to remain with Mercy for a short period of time to complete or transition their current work to others.

“While not uncommon in today’s health care environment, these kinds of changes are nonetheless difficult,” said Lynn Britton, Mercy president and CEO. “As we realign to operate more efficiently, growth and expansion will continue across Mercy as community needs warrant.”

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