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Essentia Health permanently laying off 900 employees


Essentia Health is the largest healthcare center in Duluth, MN. ] ALEX KORMANN • Features around Essentia Health in Duluth, MN on Friday April 10, 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."


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