Jefferson Health, following a merger spree over the past three years that has seen it add three health systems and a university, said Wednesday it will be cutting a small number of positions — but did not provide a specific number of jobs that will be eliminated.
Industry sources put the number of jobs being eliminated at about 200.
The Philadelphia-based health system only said the cuts equate to less than 1 percent of its workforce, which places number of job losses at fewer than 300.
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"In the past three years, Jefferson has grown from a three hospital system with 13,000 employees to a 13 hospital system with 30,000 employees, and combined Thomas Jefferson University with Philadelphia University to create a bold new vision for 21st-century professional education," said Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, the president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, in a statement.
A Jefferson spokeswoman said the health system was not providing addition information on the staffing reductions at this time.
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