Avera Marshall to reorganize its workforce

MARSHALL — An area health care provider will be “reorganizing” some of its workforce, a move that will mean some staff cuts at Avera Marshall, a spokesperson said Friday.

Avera Marshall has made a decision to reorganize its workforce in a number of departments, said Jay Gravholt, director of media relations for Avera. In some cases, the change will mean reducing full-time positions. However, the changes wouldn’t affect patient care, he said.

Following a January merger with another local health care provider, Avera Marshall employs about 800 people. Because Avera Marshall is still looking at its staffing model, the number of jobs that would be affected by the reorganization is still being evaluated, Gravholt said.

“Avera Marshall continues to be a growing and evolving health care center for our region,” Gravholt said in a Friday statement. “We need to adapt to change and opportunities and ensure we’re positioning our organization to serve the needs of our community in to the future.”

Avera Marshall is a major health care provider in the Marshall region, with facilities including Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, the Morningside Heights nursing home, and physician clinics. In January, Avera Marshall merged with Carris Health Marshall, and it now operates the former Carris clinic and surgery center on Carlson Street.

Avera Marshall is part of the larger Avera Health system, which is based out of South Dakota.