The Cleveland Clinic has been the focus of a new round of job cuts in Austin that have put the clinic at risk of losing its ability to treat people with complex, life-threatening illnesses.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, the Cleveland Clinic announced that it would be shutting down two hospitals and laying off more than 50 staff members as part of a “rescue plan” to save $4.5 million.
Cleveland Clinic officials did not immediately respond to Recode’s request for comment.
The announcement comes on the heels of a recent state audit of the Cleveland clinic’s operations that found the hospital was not meeting federal and state regulations on caring for patients with life-saving diseases, including COVID-19 and ailing newborns.
The Cleveland Clinic did not respond to a request for more information about the audit, which was released in January.
The Austin American statesman also reported that the Cleveland hospital has not yet received its second round of state funding from the Ohio Department of Health and Human Services.