Brookwood Baptist reallocating some jobs amid Tenet offshoring push

Posted on: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 By: KorchekStaff

Brookwood Baptist Health said it is "reallocating" some positions in metro Birmingham amid an offshoring push by Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC)

In a statement to the Birmingham Business Journal, representatives of the Birmingham health care provider, which operates five hospitals in central Alabama with an estimated 8,500 employees, said it is looking at determining the right mix of functions that can be performed locally or at other domestic or overseas locations. Some of the affected positions are in the accounting department.

Brookwood Baptist did not provide an estimated number of local employees that will be impacted, but did confirm that no patient care positions would be impacted. No WARN notice has been filed with the state, according to the Alabama Department of Labor.

“We are continuing to create a more efficient support system to improve care delivery in our community, including determining the right mix of functions that can be performed both locally, and in other domestic and overseas locations,” said a statement from Brookwood Baptist Health. “We have begun the process to reallocate certain non-patient care positions, including some in accounting. We expect no disruptions to patient care and we will continue to provide all team members with our full support through this transition.”

Executives with Tenet Healthcare, the Dallas-based health provide that oversees Brookwood Baptist, previously said the company was in the midst of an offshoring push.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Tenet CEO Ronald Rittenmeyer said the company was looking aggressively at offshoring options across the entire enterprise. At the time, the Dallas Morning News said offshoring could affect more than 1,000 jobs across the company, which had more than 115,000 worldwide at the time.

Tenet has more than 1,700 licensed beds in central Alabama.