6 latest hospital layoffs

The following hospitals and health systems shared plans for or implemented layoffs in the past month. They are listed by the number of positions or employees affected.

1. In a cost-cutting move, Columbus (Ga.) Regional Health plans to eliminate 219 positions, which will lead to 99 layoffs, including three members of executive leadership.

2. Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health System laid off 140 employees, reduced the hours of 30 others and will leave another 30 positions vacant. The layoffs and other cuts affected employees at all levels, including clinical care.

3. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, in Hamilton Township, N.J., plans to lay off up to 87 workers and transition the focus of its obstetrics and gynecology program. It will stop offering maternity services and instead focus on gynecology and women's health.

4. Columbus, Ga.-based St. Francis Hospital announced it will lay off 65 employees and not fill an additional 15 positions due to financial inaccuracies that were discovered. The St. Francis Board of Trustees and the hospital's CEO discovered they received misstatements in the current and prior years' financial information. Those misstatements appeared in a preliminary financial review, which revealed about $29.7 million of net assets were overstated in hospital financial statements over the last several years.

5. Fayetteville, N.C.-based Cape Fear Valley Health announced plans to lay off 19 employees at Harnett Health, which includes two hospitals in Dunn, N.C., and Lillington, N.C.

6. Minneapolis-based Allina Health announced another round of layoffs, but did not disclose how many or what kinds of positions will be affected. The decision comes as part of the system's effort to trim $100 million in expenses.

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