Bozeman Health lays off 28 full-time employees, will leave 25 open positions vacant

JULIANA SUKUT Bozeman Daily Chronicle

BOZEMAN — Bozeman Health has laid off 28 leadership staff and is eliminating 25 open leadership positions, citing the “COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty, and labor shortages” that have impacted revenue and operations.

In an email sent to all Bozeman Health employees Tuesday afternoon, CEO John Hill said the health care industry is “facing an unprecedented financial crisis.”

Bozeman Health employees about 2,400 people and is the Gallatin Valley’s largest private employer.

In the internal memo, Hill said costs for the nonprofit health care system have surpassed revenue by 8%, resulting in a $14.8 million loss in revenue for the first six months of 2022. That equates to about $2.5 million per month, according to Hill.

Bozeman Health will recover from economic downturns, but becoming more efficient will remain permanent, Hill said.

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The 28 “leader and leadership support staff” were laid off on Tuesday morning, effective immediately, according to the internal email.

With a decision not to fill 25 open positions, 53 total full time staff positions were eliminated Tuesday.

“Their role was eliminated because, after significant review, it no longer aligns with how we will sustainably deliver

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