E.A. Conway Medical Center in Louisiana to Lay Off 38 Employees

E.A. Conway Medical Center in Monroe, La., began sending notices to 38 employees this week, notifying them of impending layoffs, according to a News Star report.

The layoffs are part of the hospital's $8.5 million reduction in services, which were announced in August. The layoffs will affect 38 of its 794 employees, and the hospital is also eliminating 12 medical/surgical beds and six intensive care beds. The hospital's emergency department capacity has also been reduced by 25 percent.

The hospital's layoffs will be effective Nov. 30. Twenty-five of the 38 employees are nurses, according to the report.

E.A. Conway Medical Center is part of Baton Rouge-based Louisiana State University Health System, which recently approved a $151.8 million budget cut plan that will reduce the workforce by 1,500 employees.

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