Yale New Haven Health has laid off 72 management employees, according to a senior vice president with the health system.
In a statement, Vin Petrini said the decision was a result of the pandemic.
“Like hospitals and health systems throughout the nation, the financial impact of the pandemic on Yale New Haven Health has proven to be real and long-lasting. To help sustain and advance our ability to deliver the highest level of care, Yale New Haven Health has undertaken a broad realignment of our management structure in a manner that will allow us to best navigate a post-pandemic environment, Petrini said.
In all, 155 management positions were eliminated. Of those, 83 positions were vacant and 72 were occupied.
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Petrini called the layoffs an "enormously difficult decision."