A state report lists nearly 1,200 pending layoffs at Adventist Health hospitals across the state, including hundreds at Adventist Health Glendale and Adventist Health Simi Valley.
None of the workers will actually lose their jobs, according to the Roseville-based health system. Instead, they have the option to work for Cerner Corp., a Kansas City-based global health information technology firm, in a cost-cutting move expected to save Adventist Health hundreds of millions of dollars in the next few years.
“The employees affected have been offered jobs at Cerner,” said Alicia Gonzalez, spokeswoman for Adventist Health Southern California. “The only difference here is they are employees of Cerner. They’re still onsite, at their locations, with comparable pay. No one has been asked to relocate.”
The state Employment Development Department reported 1,166 permanent layoffs effective April 1 at nine Adventist Health hospitals. Of those, 167 were at Adventist Health Glendale and 70 at Adventist Health Simi Valley.
With Cerner taking over the day-to-day management of revenue processing and IT operations, Adventist expects to save $300 million in the next three years.