Integris Bass Baptist Health Center

ENID, Okla. — Integris announced Monday it is cutting 171 jobs across its system, including four positions in Enid.

The cuts were driven by market factors, said Tania Warnock, marketing project lead for Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid.

"Health care continues to be a dynamic industry that requires health systems like Integris to transform and adapt to market realities," she said. "Integris is committed to getting in front of the challenging market dynamics to ensure Integris stays well-positioned for the future."

Integris corporate determined at the beginning of the fiscal year that "several adjustments were necessary." Warnock said. As of Monday, those adjustments amounted to eliminating 171 positions across the system, "most of which are corporate, non-clinical positions," Warnock said.

"Although this reduction represents only 1.6% of our 10,400-caregiver workforce, we recognize it has real impact," she said.

Warnock said two of the four affected employees were offered positions in other departments. Warnock declined to name the positions cut.

"When a position is eliminated, every effort is made to match the out-placed individual to an open Integris position," Warnock said. "Where no match exists, we provide resources and assist in locating another employment opportunity.

"Integris continues to be well-positioned," Warnock said, "but we must focus our resources on patient care services to ensure our patients and families can continue to depend on us in their times of greatest need."

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