PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) Allegheny Health Network (AHN) has announced that they are realigning operations within the company that will layoff approximately 250 employees.
Highmark Health IT and HM Health Solutions are reducing their workforce by about 130 people.
The cuts from AHN are a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and the growing and possible continuation of telehealth.
In a statement, AHN said none of the layoffs are “hospital-based caregivers.”
Below is part of the statement from AHN:
AHN employees who are displaced as a result of this action and who are eligible will be offered severance packages, assistance with external job placement, and the opportunity for redeployment with the Highmark Health enterprise should their qualifications match other open positions. Impacted employees will have the opportunity to extend their existing healthcare benefits for a minimum of six months at no additional cost to themselves. They will also be eligible for unemployment and stimulus benefits.
Today is a difficult day for our organization. Any action that displaces employees, no matter how necessary, is the hardest decision an organization can make and we are doing everything we can to help support those who have been impacted. The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the way we interact with many of our patients. It’s a new normal that we must embrace moving forward in order to best position our organization for continuing, long-term success in meeting the health care needs of our patients and communities.