Shore Memorial in New Jersey Offers 368 Employees Buy-Outs While Expansion Project Continues

Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, N.J., offered buy-outs to 368 employees this week in an effort to eliminate about 90 positions, according to a Press of Atlantic City report.

Of those offered a severance package, 57 were also offered early retirement. The employees must make their decisions by Dec. 9.

The non-profit, 296-bed hospital will continue its $115 million expansion, which includes a surgery pavilion, medical offices and parking garage. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2011.

Hospital President and CEO Ron Johnson said the job cuts are a result of decreased patient admissions and Medicare payments, along with rising costs of uncompensated care, according to the report.

Mr. Johnson has taken a 10 percent decrease in compensation, while hospital vice presidents and administrative directors are taking 5 percent cuts, according to the report.

Read the Press of Atlantic City report on Shore Memorial Hospital’s buy-outs.

Read more about hospital employment or layoffs:

-5 Hospitals Implementing Mass Layoffs or Job Cuts

-10 Key Considerations for Medical Staffing in a Changing Healthcare Workforce

-7 Ways to Avoid Legal Pitfalls When Implementing Mass Layoffs

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