Financial struggles at Tufts Medicine have trickled down to Lowell General Hospital.
InsideLowell has learned that 3 members of the hospital’s local workforce, which numbers roughly 3,400 in total, were laid off and another 58-open positions were completely eliminated. The cuts are part of a systemwide staffing reduction that saw 170 unfilled positions eliminated and 70 employees let go
In an email sent to the Tufts community, President & CEO Michael Dandorph cited financial challenges post-COVID as the reason for the downsizing, while also emphasizing that the cuts “focused on roles that will not affect patient care.”
Dandorph’s email also noted teams have been working on improving the “revenue cycle processes” and that they are “beginning to see an improvement in cash flow.”