The Minneapolis health care system Fairview Health is being forced to close multiple clinics and to cut hundreds of jobs.
The cuts are coming after the COVID-19 pandemic has created huge operating losses for the company. Fairview Health is set to close 16 clinics and around 900 employees.
Although Fairview Health had quite a few COVID-19 patients during the pandemic, they had very few patients of any other kind which caused the operating losses. The Associated Press reports that at the end of year, the company could lose $250 million dollars in operating revenue, mostly due to a lack of non-urgent surgeries.
With around 900 employees cut, this could mean a decrease of 3% in the healthcare workforce in the Twin Cities area.