Jewish Hospital cutting 155 jobs as merger looms

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Jewish Hospital in Louisville is cutting
155 jobs, with officials citing a declining number of patients as
the reason for the move.
The cuts come 18 months after Jewish Hospital dropped 500
positions, according to The Courier-Journal (
). By October, officials said Jewish Hospital will have the
equivalent of 1,744 full-time employees.
Hospital officials say about two-third of the cuts were achieved
through layoffs, with the rest coming through cutting vacant
positions. Officials say some employees were offered other
positions in the hospital system.
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare, University Medical
Center and Saint Joseph Health System are in the midst of a
proposed merger that has been scrutinized by some patients and
state officials because the hospital systems have agreed to abide
by Catholic health directives.
Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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