Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial to Close Delivery Unit, Lay Off Employees

Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis, Ala., is closing its labor and delivery unit and laying off employees to cut costs, according to a Demopolis Times report.

The number of employees affected by the cuts has not been released, but 5 to 10 percent of the hospital's staff could be laid off, according to the report. Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial employs roughly 350 people.

The hospital has lost money as a result of Medicaid disproportionate share payment cuts and the federal sequester's cuts to Medicare, according to the report.

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