Lahey Health to eliminate 75 American jobs to shore up finances

Lahey Health to cut roughly 75 jobs to shore up finances

Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health will lay off roughly 75 people to help close a budget gap, according to The Boston Globe.

The permanent layoffs, which will occur later this fall, will eliminate mostly administrative and management positions.

“It is the best way for us to rebalance our system, positioning ourselves to grow in response to the changing needs of our community and the external health care environment,” Lahey Health’s CEO, Howard Grant, MD, wrote in a memo to staff. “This reduction will not impact our ability to care for our patients or our commitment to quality and safety.”

The cuts come as Lahey Health plans to merge with Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center…

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