Written by Donald A. Promnitz
As part of an expanded partnership with Cerner Corp., a global leader in health care technology, 320 jobs with Adventist Health in Hanford, Selma and Reedley will be transitioning over in April.
“We’re expanding our partnership with Cerner to innovate more quickly to improve our patients’ experience,” said Andrea Kofl, network president. “The change affects 320 team members in the Valley, all of whom are receiving job offers from Cerner and will continue to be part of our family.”
With the transition, employees will begin working for Cerner as the company assumes day-to-day management of Adventist Health’s revenue cycle and clinical applications IT staff.
“We continue to make changes in our organization in the relentless pursuit of improvement for our patients and communities,” said Scott Reiner, Adventist Health’s CEO, in a statement. “This expanded partnership helps to create a seamless experience in a patient’s entire health journey, and positions us to innovate quickly and at scale so that our mission can continue to grow and benefit our communities.”
Based in North Kansas City, Missouri, Cerner will provide IT services, along with a suite of services to support Adventist’s clinical, financial and operational needs, according to a news release.
“We are proud of our history with Adventist Health and are excited to take this next step forward together as we continue to improve patient outcomes with a clinically-driven revenue cycle,” said Zane Burke, president of Cerner.
As reported to the state Employment Development Department, 205 of the employees up for transfer will be from Hanford, while the other 115 will be from Reedley and Selma. They are being reported as layoffs under the state’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) program. According to ehrintelligence.com, employees will have a 60-day period to accept the offer to move from Adventist to Cerner.
Adventist, which operates 19 hospitals on the West Coast, is expected to save a reported $300 million over the next three years as part of this expanded partnership.
Adventist runs hospitals in Hanford, Reedley and Selma as well as dozens of medical offices across the Central Valley.