HOUSTON, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston's largest employer, is laying off another 350 employees, bringing its total to more than 460 this year, the medical center announced Tuesday.
The reduction, which represents less than 2 percent of Memorial Hermann's 24,000 employees workforce, affected people at all levels.
Local media quoted Chuck Stokes, Memorial Hermann's interim president, as saying the medical center is still profitable, but is driven "to make proactive adjustments to position itself for continued success and financial sustainability."
The new workforce reduction comes five months after Memorial Hermann laid off 112 employees, mostly people in management positions.
According to the report, some recent layoffs in the Texas health care system occurred at MD Anderson Cancer Center and St. Luke's. MD Anderson laid off 778 employees in January and St. Luke's has laid off 810 employees and cut its payroll by 1,295 jobs since August.