J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital cuts 11 positions: 3 things to know

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, Pa., an affiliate of Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth, has cut 11 positions, according to a WTAJ report.

Here are three things to know about the cuts.

1. The cuts affect six nonunion and five union jobs.

2. Chris Gildea, a spokeswoman for the hospital, told WTAJ the hospital plans to consolidate some inpatient services, increase its focus on outpatient care and continue to expand its emergency department. Physicians have also been added to the hospital's affiliated practices.

3. In the report, Ms. Gildea attributed the move to restructure to the lack of state money and reduced Medicare reimbursements.

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