WYMT | Eastern KY | News, Weather, Sports

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 (http://bit.ly/otKJr8
). 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,
http://www.courier-journal.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 128509198 - wkyt.com/a?a=128509198
Gray Television, Inc.