Technology changes and new revenue initiatives by the company that owns St. Joseph’s Hospital will result in the relocation of 73 jobs from Syracuse to the Midwest.
According to Trinity Health, the changes revolve around the company’s billing management — affecting 113 jobs in total.
"Patients are constantly faced with some confusion as it relates to bills they receive so we are looking to simplify that process," said Meredith Price, Chief Financial Officer at St. Joseph's.
Seventy-three billing positions currently at St. Joseph’s will be relocated to one of three service centers in Columbus, Ohio, Kentwood, Michigan and Farming Hills, Michigan.
Another 40 information technology workers in Syracuse will be offered employment with Trinity Health’s application management services partner and will be staying in the community.
The company said it is offering relocation assistance to those who move, opportunities to transition to other jobs in their current locations and also providing severance pay and outplacement services to those who end up leaving the system altogether.
Transitions for billing positions will begin in May and information technology ones in the fall.
“Trinity Health is transforming at the clinical and administrative levels for the benefit of the people and communities we serve," said Michael Slubowski, president and chief operating officer for Trinity Health. “We are committed to supporting our teams and colleagues through the changes, all of which position us for improved patient experiences, an information technology structure that enables us to provide coordinated care to patients across the system and increased efficiency to help make care more affordable.”
The company stressed that this move is not related to its financial health.