Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Colorado to Cut Staff by 160 Positions

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo., will be cutting its work force by approximately 6.5 percent — or 160 positions — due to a weak economy and healthcare reform, according to an ABC report.

A decrease in patient admissions and increase in uninsured and underinsured patients are among the hospital's challenges, according to the report. One-third of the job cuts will affect management and nonclinical employees, and all affected employees will receive severance packages and outplacement assistance.

Read the report about Exempla Lutheran Medical Center's layoffs.

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