MedStar to transfer 74 employees to real estate contractor CBRE

Layoffs follow cut of 1 percent of system's Baltimore-area hospitals' work force

December 03, 2013|By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun

MedStar Health has laid off 74 people in its real estate and facilities management departments as the hospital system transfers those functions to a contractor, which plans to hire back the workers, Medstar officials said.

The Columbia-based company cut 19 jobs at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, 29 jobs at MedStar Harbor Hospital and 26 jobs at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, according to a notice provided to the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

MedStar said in a statement it has hired real estate firm CBRE to handle its facilities management and real estate services. CBRE will offer jobs to the former MedStar employees, MedStar officials said.

The changes come after the hospital system shed 1 percent of its work force at its four Baltimore-area hospitals, which also include MedStar Franklin Square Hospital, over the past year, and 5 percent of employees at MedStar Washington Hospital Center earlier this month.

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