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OhioHealth to eliminate 637 jobs

Riverside Methodist Hopsital in Columbus, Ohio.
Ryan Hitchcock

OhioHealth announced Thursday that the organization would be laying off hundreds of employees. The health system plans to eliminate 637 jobs and outsource that work to an external company.

"This strategy will enable us to secure the skills, technology, expertise and innovation required to deliver a best-in-class, patient-centric, personalized healthcare experience without taking away from investments we are already making at the bedside," OhioHealth said in a statement.

The eliminated jobs are in the Information Technology and Revenue Cycle Management departments. The layoffs will take place over the next 3-5 months.

OhioHealth said they are, "committed to providing a high-level of support to all associates affected by this change." The company will contribute outplacement support, hold a job fair specifically for those displaced, provide temporary salary and benefits continuation and provide upskill training for those in Information Technology.