EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story listed 127 employees will be laid off. The story has been updated to show the correct number.
Seton Family of Hospitals has filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the Texas Workforce Commission, stating it will lay-off 129 employees in January 2017.
The Texas Workforce Commission is not releasing the list of positions that will be eliminated in an effort to protect the identities of the employees who will lose their jobs, but they are releasing the four locations will be impacted.
"The affected associates will be permanently laid off and the affected associates will not have any seniority (bumping) rights in connection with this action," Seton said in its letter.
Sixty-eight people who work at the Seton Administrative Offices will be laid off, along with 33 people who work at the Seton Physician Hospital Network, 22 people at the Medical Park Tower and 6 people from the Smithville Hospital.
The permanent layoffs are a result of Seton divesting several functions of it's Revenue Cycle Department related to billing, cash posting, customer service, payor follow-up, pre-service and transcription.
Seton released the following statement regarding they layoffs:
We announced plans in fall 2016 to consolidate local revenue cycle operations – billing, collecting, financial customer service – and this consolidation will officially occur January 1, 2017.
Consistent with our values, we’ve been working with affected employees to match them with other opportunities in our organization, as well as provide transition support, which may include severance and outplacement.
The changes are set to happen Jan. 9-22, 2017.