HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Hutchinson Regional Medical Center has laid off 55 employees, effective immediately.
Hospital officials announced Monday that 44 full-time and 11 part-time employees were laid off. The hospital also eliminated the equivalent of 45.3 full-time positions through attrition since January.
Hospital president Kevin Miller says the combined job reductions will save the hospital between $3 million to $4 million this fiscal year. He says that savings, combined with other expense reductions, could reverse a $5.5 million operating loss the hospital reported in the fiscal year that ended last June.
The Hutchinson News reports that the hospital’s interim head of human relations said Monday’s layoffs hit 16 departments. Nurses on patient floors generally were not affected, although a few were laid off in the surgical department.