Layoffs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock will be less than previously expected

Dartmouth-Hitchcock won't lay off up to 460 employees as originally planned, though some job cuts are still anticipated, according to a New Hampshire Union Leader report.

The Lebanon, N.H.-based health system previously announced between 270 and 460 layoffs.

But Dartmouth-Hitchcock President and CEO James Weinstein, DO, said in a recent update to staff that the health system is "back on track" with its finances after closing the fiscal year that ended June 30 with an unexpected $12 million deficit, according to the report.

"It now looks like we will be able to achieve the majority of our reductions in force through attrition, restructuring and elimination of open positions, meaning that actual layoffs will be far smaller than originally thought," he said.

Dr. Weinstein said officials don't have an exact count on the number of layoffs, which will be announced next week, according to the report.

Dr. Weinstein has said the layoffs would not affect the state's psychiatric hospital.

In September, Dartmouth-Hitchcock won a $36.5 million contract to run the state psychiatric hospital and other state mental health facilities.


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