LONGVIEW — Good Shepherd Health System eliminated another 24 positions from its payroll this week as part of a continuing effort to reduce operating losses. That’s according to KETK and the Longview News-Journal. The layoffs come after an announcement last week that Good Shepherd is closing its Linden medical center and Good Shepherd Medical Associates Family Health Centers in Linden and Hughes Springs. Those moves affect 100 employees.
The latest reduction in workforce occurred across all areas of Good Shepherd facilities including administrative, management, supervisory, clinical and nonclinical positions, Chief Executive Officer Steve Altmiller said in an email response to questions. The reduction equals less than 1 percent of the total number of employees in Good Shepherd Health System. Altmiller declined to specify where positions were cut.Good Shepherd’s actions come amid a rapidly changing health care industry marked by job cuts across the nation.