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KentuckyOne Health making layoffs

The healthcare provider that includes Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington is laying off some employees.

In a letter to KentuckyOne Health workers, the organization told them the steps they've taken to reduce expenses so far haven't been enough. They say staff reductions are in progress, and they have not released to WKYT a specific number of how many staff will be asked to leave.

In a letter to employees Monday, KentuckyOne Health leaders wrote "these reductions, in addition to becoming more operationally efficient, will help us reverse the system's financial losses to sustain KentuckyOne into the future."

KentuckyOne Health released the below statement to WKYT:

"Decisions about staff reductions are among the most difficult decisions we make. We are working to support the individuals impacted and to provide them with the resources they need during their transition, including severance based on length of service and other individual factors.

These changes are difficult, but necessary to bring our expenses in line with our revenue and reach our goal to become a fully integrated, financially stable health system within the next two years. There has been a fundamental shift in the way health care is organized and delivered. We must change in order to sustain our purpose-to bring wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved."


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