JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Ballad Health CEO, Alan Levin, revealed on Thursday the newly formed company has hired 255 new graduate nurses.
The CEO said in a tweet, “While Ballad Health reduced 150 mostly administrative positions last month, we also hired 255 new graduate nurses. who are beginning to work.”
He added that is 105 net new jobs.
Ballad Health told News Channel 11 last month, it eliminated duplicative jobs including senior-level executives, middle management, and front-line team members. Those jobs were in addition to 49 empty positions that were already eliminated through attrition.
The organization estimates the region would have lost 1,000 jobs had Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System not merged.