Acelity to layoff 68 San Antonio employees

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Wound care company Acelity is set to lay off 68 employees in San Antonio, Texas, according to a report from the San Antonio Express-News.

The employees are slated to be released from their positions on May 8, according to a Workforce Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice from the Texas Workforce Commission posted this week.

“While decisions that affect our valued employees are extremely difficult, health care is rapidly changing and we are taking steps to evolve and grow Acelity to meet both the demands of the marketplace and our customers. We have made some changes to our IT organization that will give us the ability to increase investment in areas like patient connectivity and digital health,” Acelity spokesperson Kathryn Skeen told the paper in an email, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Acelity has not yet stated any specifics about the individuals being let go, but the layoffs come from its subsidiary KCI USA.

Last August, Acelity released results from a study of cesarean procedures for obese patients, touting a reduction in post-surgical wound complications and narcotic use for patients who underwent closed incision negative pressure wound therapy using its Prevena incision management system.

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