Generally, jobs in the healthcare field are relatively safe during hard economic times. I have been laid off twice before in the 1990's so I know what it feels like.
I've been off work for the last 5 days and came back tonight to find out that 61 people have been laid off this week. That does not include the 20 from last month.
I am very very grateful for my job! I wish luck to all my former coworkers who are faced with the dilemma of not working. God bless them all.