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TAA Decision 93026

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        DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-93,026 

	ST. VINCENT HEALTH
TRANSCRIPTION DEPARTMENT
A SUBSIDIARY OF ASCENSION HEALTH
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Certification Regarding Eligibility
To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

      In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended ("Act"), 19 U.S.C. § 2273, the Department of Labor 
herein presents the results of an investigation regarding 
certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment 
assistance.
      The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm 
under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a), are 
satisfied if the following criteria are met:
	(1)	 a significant number or proportion of the 
workers in such workers' firm have become totally or 
partially separated, or are threatened to become 
totally or partially separated;
	(2)(B)(i)(I)	there has been a shift by the workers' 
firm to a foreign country in the production of 
articles or supply of services like or directly 
competitive with those produced/supplied by the 
workers' firm; OR
	         (II)	there has been an acquisition from a 
	         foreign country by the workers' firm of 
              articles/services that are like or directly
              competitive with those produced/supplied by 
              the workers' firm; AND
(ii)	the shift/acquisition must have contributed 
importantly to the workers' separation or 
threat of separation.  
  
      The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on July 19, 2017 on behalf of workers of St. Vincent 
Health, Transcription Department, a subsidiary Of Ascension 
Health, Indianapolis, Indiana (St. Vincent Health-
Transcription Department).  The workers' firm is engaged in 
activities related to the supply of medical transcription 
services.  The subject worker group (St. Vincent Health-
Transcription Department) does not include on-site leased 
workers.
      During the course of the investigation, information was 
collected from the workers' firm and the petitioners. 
      Section 222(a)(1) has been met because a significant 
number or proportion of the workers in St. Vincent Health-
Transcription Department have become totally or partially 
separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially 
separated.   
	Section 222(a)(2)(B) has been met because the workers' 
firm has acquired from a foreign country services like or 
directly competitive with the medical transcription services 
supplied by the subject workers which contributed importantly to 
worker group separations at St. Vincent Health-Transcription 
Department.


Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of St. Vincent Health, 
Transcription Department, Indianapolis, Indiana, who are 
engaged in activities related to the supply of medical 
transcription services, meet the worker group certification 
criteria under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a). 
In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2273, I 
make the following certification:
"All workers of St. Vincent Health, Transcription 
Department, a subsidiary Of Ascension Health, 
Indianapolis, Indiana, who became totally or partially 
separated from employment on or after July 18, 2016 through 
two years from the date of certification, and all workers 
in the group threatened with total or partial separation 
from employment on the date of certification through two 
years from the date of certification, are eligible to apply 
for adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of 
the Trade Act of 1974, as amended."
Signed in Washington, D.C. this 12th day of August 2017.
                          /s/Del Min Amy Chen
                          ______________________________
                          DEL MIN AMY CHEN
                          Certifying Officer, Office of
                          Trade Adjustment Assistance

      

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