BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Cerner Corporation, a health care and information technology company, has announced that it is ending its partnership with Adventist Health, resulting in a loss of over 180 jobs. The layoffs affect the Adventist Health locations in Bakersfield and Tehachapi.
The Adventist Health location in Bakersfield will lose 163 positions. The Tehachapi location will lose 25.
The partnership is scheduled to end in November. The terminations are scheduled to take place on December 1st of this year and are expected to be permanent.
The positions affected include patient access representatives, medical coders, technicians, specialists, and supervisors.
Adventist Health issued the following statement regarding the layoffs:
Adventist Health will be transitioning all revenue cycle operations from Cerner to Huron effective November 4, 2019 to best meet the timely needs of our patients and the communities we serve. This transition is the result of our commitment to being good stewards of our mission and values.
Adventist Health, along with their new partner Huron, also stated that they would look to re-hire some of the Cerner employees.
Adventist Health also added that "Cerner will remain as Adventist Health’s partner for the electronic medical record and integrated revenue cycle solutions and will continue to support care transformation functions."