Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO: Psychiatric hospitals exempt from layoffs

James Weinstein, CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, N.H., said employees at Concord-based New Hampshire Hospital will not be affected by system-wide layoffs, expected to take effect by the end of the year, reports Union Leader.

"There is absolutely no connection between the employment actions we are taking at Dartmouth-HitchcockMedicalCenter and our clinics and our work at New HampshireHospital," Mr. Weinstein said in a statement.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan and the state's executive council unanimously approved Dartmouth-Hitchcock's bid to takeover the psychiatric hospital and other state mental health facilities days before the layoff news, according to the article.

The health system notified employees of impending layoffs, affecting between 270 and 460 employees, Sept. 9. The cuts come after Dartmouth-Hitchchock posted a $12 million deficit in fiscal year 2015.

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