Am I Next? Integris Layoffs — 171 employees in an effort to reduce costs.

Oklahoma City-based Integris Health, Oklahoma’s largest not-for-profit and state-owned health care system, has announced that they have laid off 171 corporate and non-clinical employees in a system-wide reduction in force.

According to a company spokesperson, ““Health care continues to be a dynamic industry that requires health systems like INTEGRIS to transform and adapt to market realities. INTEGRIS is committed to getting in front of the challenging market dynamics to ensure INTEGRIS stays well positioned for the future. At the beginning of our fiscal year, we determined several adjustments were necessary. As of today, we are eliminating 171 positions – most of which are corporate, non-clinical positions. Although this reduction represents only 1.6% of our 10,400-caregiver workforce, we recognize it has real impact. When a position is eliminated, every effort is made to match the outplaced individual to an open INTEGRIS position. Where no match exists, we provide resources and assist in locating another employment opportunity. INTEGRIS continues to be well positioned but we must focus our resources on patient care services to ensure our patients and families can continue to depend on us in their time of greatest need.

Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. No one is guaranteed to wake up tomorrow and still have a job by evening. Are you now wondering, Am I Next?