Essentia Health permanently laying off 900 employees
May 22, 2020
DULUTH - Essentia Health is laying off 900 employees as a steep drop in business has cost the Duluth-based health system $100 million in the past several months with more losses expected.
"Despite our best efforts, the many cost-reduction measures we've taken over the last several weeks are not sufficient to preserve our mission and the health of the organization," Essentia Health CEO David Herman said in a statement Thursday. "This has prompted our leadership team to carefully consider the most difficult decision we've faced since I joined Essentia five years ago and move forward with permanent layoffs."