Steward Health Care Systems lays off workers after buyout

As part of consolidation and a cost-savings measure, Steward Health Care System, LLC, yesterday laid off an unknown number of business office employees at Caritas Christi Health Care hospitals at its six locations in Eastern Massachusetts, reports the Boston Globe. The eliminated positions were in billing, finance, and accounts receivable departments.

Earlier this week, Steward Health Care System on Tuesday signed a deal to buy Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, R.I., for $71.6 million.

Last week, Local 5067 of the Northern Rhode Island Nurses and Allied Professionals signed an agreement with Steward, in which 75 employees at Landmark would be laid off, reports Providence Business News.

For more:
- read the Boston Globe article on the layoffs
- check out the Boston Globe report on the merger
- here's the Providence Business News article