Cost control behind upcoming layoff at Scripps Health

Despite a long-time no-layoff policy, Scripps Health, a nonprofit healthcare system based in San Diego, California, is about to let go of 69 employees from its human resources and marketing departments. CEO Chris Van Gorder told Becker's Hospital Review that the decision is due to an increase in patient volume, an increase in healthcare costs and flat revenues. The system has to control its costs in order to make care more accessible to patients, he said. "We are lowering our costs within corporate departments so there should be no impact on patient care. In fact, the intent is to lower costs in administrative functions to make sure we have the necessary resources for patient care," he told the publication. Article