Connecticut hospital to lay off undisclosed number of employees

Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital confirmed plans to downsize its workforce by cutting positions and leaving some vacant jobs unfilled.

The hospital attributed the move to various factors, including state funding cuts.

"Given the dynamic healthcare environment and the issues facing hospitals today, we constantly review our operations to ensure that we are providing high-quality care to our communities in the most efficient way. Proposed and continued cuts in state reimbursement due to Connecticut's budget crisis, regulatory changes at the state and federal level, and the growth of population health management are all having an impact on Waterbury Hospital," hospital officials said in an emailed statement to Becker's Hospital Review

Officials did not disclose details regarding the job cuts, such as how many employees will be laid off or which positions are affected. However, they did say the decision came as a result of its most recent review of the organization.

"The leadership determined that it was necessary to restructure our operations and strengthen our care delivery through process improvements. This included reducing some staff positions as well as leaving some positions that are currently open unfilled. This is never an easy decision nor do we make it lightly," the hospital's statement concludes.

The hospital currently has about 2,000 employees, according to a Waterbury Republican-American report.


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