Approximately 400 AIS layoffs today.
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Seems like AIS starts another reorg and another strategic correction every year. The only thing that is consistent is the constant push to centralize, standardize, and silo.
The latest manifestation is the current large and urgent effort to move apps and infrastructure to the outsourced cloud. We're told the most recent reorg is finished and that may be true. But everybody knows there are more layoffs on the way.
I agree the layoffs were handled in a cold-hearted manner. As a Catholic, I'm ashamed that a faith-based organization acted in this way. People received a call, told it was immediate, wasn't allowed to even off-load paystubs or medical information, and escorted out. I understand the organization has to survive financially, but you would think, that at the very least, some form of spiritual counseling could be provided. But I guess it's a sign of the times. Evilness, meanness, and all about the bottom line. Shame on you Ascension!
Many people who have worked at AIS for several years, ate, slept and lived AIS to do the best for Ascension and it's patients were cut, it was handled in a cold hearted manner, yes due in part to the current state of healthcare, but also due to poor planning and leadership at the very top levels.
People found out they were axed mid-day when their login credentials and badges no longer worked. There was never a feel of care or compassion once Ascension took over Wheaton Franciscan. It felt like a pyramid scheme. There has been zero movement at the top level of admin where the problems seemingly lie. They are all still s---ing up huge bonuses year to year. Glad I left before this sh--storm.
By the grace of God, I was left standing after the AIS RIF action yesterday. After the dust finished settling this afternoon (Friday,) I can tell you that leadership, especially at the mid-levels got absolutely whacked by this RIF action. My 2nd, 3rd, and 4th level leaders are all gone. These are unprecedented times in healthcare. Medicare, Medicaid, and other government reimbursements to medical entities are way down due to ACA falling out of favor by the current administration in Washington. Hospital admissions are way down due to healthcare shifting to a less expensive community based, out patient model of healthcare and the fact that deductibles that have to be satisfied before insurance pays have gotten so high that people avoid going to the ER until they are very ill. While these layoffs may seem to indicate that AIS is not “living their values” and is not something “a Catholic organization should do,” to have done nothing would have jeopardized EVERYONES jobs and the entire mission. I pray that you all were goven a good severance package as they sent you out the door...
Haha. Hopefully a lot of deserving people got axed. They can feel the way I did a few years back!!
KARMA ASCENSION B--chES!!!
Maybe you shouldn't comment on something you don't know anything about. Many senior directors were let go as part of the process this week along with many other very good people. It was a painful experience for all involved. As an employee, am I pleased with what happened or the way it went down? No, not at all, but unfortunately it was necessary from a business standpoint.
Looking forward to the day when i read where AIS goes under and they take the MSC with them. Good riddance.
How proud they must be - https://ascension.org/About/Executive-Leadership
I guess I'll boycott any Ascension owned or operated facilities.
Wow! I'm sure the daughters of charity are pleading with Jesus for new leadership!
I'm sure the upper echelon weren't cut, just the ones who actually do the work. So much for a "catholic" organization and their mission statement, https://ascension.org/Our-Mission/Mission-Vision-Values. If you work for AIS start looking for a company that "cares" about their employees. This company obviously feels they "own" their employees and can "pressure" them in to doing more for less.
I agree with the above. So much for "compassion and dedication"....just pack your things and go.
Unbelievable, a quiet operation. No regard for the employee or well fair. Shameful