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Palomar Health to lay off 317 employees due to decline in patient visits


Last updated 4/29/2020 at 10:47am

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Palomar Health is laying off 317 employees effective today, citing significant patient visit declines and loss of revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the hospital, it has seen a 45% to 50% decrease in overall patient visits since the coronavirus outbreak began, absorbing a $5.7 million operating loss in March, "with losses in April expected to be worse, yet hard to estimate given the uncertainty of the virus.''

The 317 positions represent 5% of Palomar's workforce and the majority are part-time workers. The number includes 50 clinical RNs. The remain...

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