OhioHealth to Lay Off Over 600 Employees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--One of the largest hospital systems in Ohio is laying off over 600 employees by the end of the year.

OhioHealth notified the affected workers Thursday, which are mainly in the IT and Revenue Cycle Management departments. The layoffs will take place over the next 3-5 months.

Many of the services offered by the affected workers are being outsourced.

The Director of Media and Public Relations for OhioHealth released a statement to ABC-6, saying in part, "We are committed to providing a high-level of support to all associates affected by this change. This includes outplacement support, a job fair specifically for those displaced, temporary salary and benefits continuation after their OhioHealth employment ends and upskill training for those in Information Technology. We have also been intentional in providing every person with as much notice as possible that their role will be eliminated. Our goal is to support every person as they transition to their next opportunity.”

OhioHealth is one of the state's largest employers, with more than 30,000 employees.

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