Baylor Scott & White Health, the state’s largest not-for-profit hospital system, will be outsourcing and retraining 1,700 employees as part of a broader effort to focus on its core health care business and related opportunities.
The company said the move doesn’t involve front-line health workers, who’ve been dealing with the demands of the coronavirus pandemic for almost a year.
Baylor expects significant savings — $600 million over five years — and said all of it would be invested in front-line health initiatives.
Executives told employees about the moves Wednesday, with more details to come this week. About two-thirds of Baylor’s affected workers will be transferred to partner companies that specialize in information technology, billing and revenue management, and other support services.
About 600 to 650 positions will be eliminated, and those employees will be invited to participate in retraining programs, the company said. That would allow them to remain with