Ingalls Memorial Hospital cuts 80 jobs, plans to close child care center

Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Ill., has cut about 80 positions, or less than 4 percent of its workforce, and plans to close its employee child care center, a company spokeswoman told the Chicago Tribune.

Susan Fine, director of public relations at Ingalls, said in the report that cuts have been spread out across multiple hospital departments, including technology, nursing and administration, and 18 of the jobs eliminated were at the underused child care center. Out of the 80 eliminated positions, about 15 were already vacant.

Ms. Fine also noted in the report that the jobs that were eliminated were considered noncritical.

The cuts come as the hospital faces financial pressures, such as a drop in patients and less federal reimbursements, according to the report.

Ms. Fine told the Chicago Tribune that Ingalls anticipates saving $3.5 million due to the cuts and is trying to find other positions for those who have been impacted.

 

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