Healthcare company Ascension confirms layoffs in Texas

The Ascension Seton Hays Hospital in Hays County.

Ascension Seton Hays Hospital

A major healthcare company, Ascension, has confirmed layoffs in Texas, according to a report from KXAN on Monday, January 23. Ascension did not provide details on how many employees were laid off or at which Texas facilities the layoffs took place.

In a statement sent to KXAN, Ascension noted that the global coronavirus pandemic took a significant operational toll on health systems across the country, including Ascension Texas. The company stated, “We continue to evolve how we deliver care in this challenging environment and further align our strategies and structure to best support patient care initiatives in order to ensure the long-term strength of our organization as we continue to deliver compassionate, personalized take care of everything.”

“Every effort was made to minimize the impact on patient care at the bedside and we focused primarily on non-clinical support roles,” the statement concluded.

According to its website, Ascension has facilities in Austin, Waco, Round Rock, Kyle, and Cedar Park. KXAN reported that Ascension Seton is one of the Austin region’s top employers with over 11,000 employees.

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