Beaumont CEO Says No Layoffs Planned As Hospitals Merge

DETROIT (WWJ) – More details are being released surrounding plans to join three Metro Detroit health systems.

The CEOs of Beaumont, Botsford, and Oakwood sat down together Wednesday to share more about the new system that’ll be known as Beaumont Health.

Beaumont CEO Gene Michalski, who’ll lead the executive board of the new system, says no layoffs are planned as part of the agreement.

“By making sure we look out ahead of the curve, in terms of our demand verses supply of labor on our team and our talent and as people retire or as they relocate we’ll use those opportunities to back-fill from within, so we can avoid as many cuts as possible,” said Michalski.

“If you’re a patient in southeastern Michigan and go to one of the Beaumont Health Hospitals downriver or in Grosse Pointe, Troy, Farmington Hills, Royal Oak, wherever it is, those medical records will be accessible to all physicians and nurses at those organizations.”

In March, the boards of the three not-for-profit organizations approved a letter of intent calling for formation of a new, $3.8 billion health system that would combine assets, liabilities and operations under unified executive and board leadership.

The new system will include 8 hospitals, and more than 33,000 employees.

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