Gila Regional Medical Center lays off 12 employees to save $1M

Gila Regional Medical Center, a 68-bed nonprofit hospital in Silver City, N.M., is laying off eight members of its "administrative and support" staff and four employees with the title of executive or director to save about $1 million, according to the Silver City Daily Press.

In a statement to the Silver City Daily Press, Interim CEO Alfredo Ontiveros said the layoffs were prompted by lower patient volumes and dwindling reimbursement.

The hospital did not provide the names or titles of those being let go, but Mr. Ontiveros said the layoffs will not have a negative effect on patient care. These layoffs come after hospital COO Jed Rudd and CFO Mike Metts' departures from the organization, according to the report.

In addition to the layoffs, the hospital is leaving seven open positions unfilled.

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