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Lehigh Valley Health Network lays off hundreds as it undertakes restructuring

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A couple hundred employees have been let go from one of the area's top healthcare providers. Lehigh Valley Health Network released a statement saying restructuring is taking place within the Network.

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network is cutting about 240 jobs
  • The move comes as a "restructuring" plan is under way
  • The organization said it hopes to grow services where they are needed

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — About 240 employees have been let go from Lehigh Valley Health Network as it undertakes a restructuring, officials said.

In a statement, LVHN, among the area's top healthcare providers, said the move “will allow the organization to grow in areas where the community needs services."

It also will "right-size in areas where demand is not as great,” the statement said.

"Restructuring is taking place within Lehigh Valley Health Network that will allow the organization to grow in areas where the community needs services and right-size in areas where demand is not as great."
LVHN Statement

None of the eliminated jobs were bedside clinical positions, LVHN said.

LVHN employees about 20,000 people, meaning the cuts account for about 1.2% of its staff.

“LVHN is providing resources and support to help affected colleagues,” the statement read.

“LVHN will continue to hire physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses and other health care professionals to ensure people have access to the world-class care LVHN provides.”

The organization has 13 hospitals throughout the Lehigh Valley and northeastern Pennsylvania, in addition to numerous other practices and specialties within their footprint.