In a May 11, 2023, message from Ochsner Health CEO Pete November, it was announced that the organization is reducing the size of its workforce “by eliminating 770 positions.”
The number represents roughly two percent of the health system’s team.
“Impacted positions are management and primarily non-direct patient care roles. No physicians are impacted by this reduction, and any impacted employees with active clinical credentials will be offered direct patient care roles,” the message read.
“Despite progress and our significant efforts to reduce expenses, we need to do more to ensure we can continue to deliver on our mission and meet the needs of the patients and communities we serve,” added November.
“I take very seriously the gravity of this decision and its impact on our team members and their families,” November wrote. “We will do everything we can to deliver the resources and support our team needs and treat everyone leaving our organization with the respect and dignity they deserve.”