Adventist Health Cuts More Jobs As It Outsources Billing And Collection Operations To Missouri Firm
Starting no later than the middle of next year, Adventist patients wishing to speak with someone about their bill will be told to call a customer service center based in Missouri instead of speaking with someone face-to-face in Bakersfield.
The Bakersfield Californian:
Dozens More Jobs Being Cut At Adventist Health Bakersfield
Dozens more jobs will soon be eliminated at Adventist Health Bakersfield as the Chester Avenue hospital continues an outsourcing drive that has affected about 175 positions at the medical center since April. About 40 workers in the division known as patient financial services have been told their positions will be cut in the first or second quarters of next year, though some may be rehired in Missouri. An additional 20 employees would have been affected but they found other jobs within or outside the hospital. The affected employees do not include 13 to 15 lab assistant jobs being cut at the hospital effective Nov. 16, or the undisclosed number of local positions lost last year and early this year as Adventist cut some finance and human resources functions in Bakersfield. Fewer than 10 local workers eventually transferred to the company's headquarters in Roseville. (Cox, 9/26)
In other news —
UC Davis Medical Center Gets Interim Chief
Brad Simmons, the chief operating officer at UC Davis Medical Center, will take over as the interim chief executive officer of the teaching hospital as CEO Ann Madden Rice leaves to become president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis in mid-October. Simmons’ appointment is pending approval by the University of California Board of Regents. He has served as the second-in-command at the medical center since 2016. (Anderson, 9/26)