NJ hospital cuts jobs: 5 things to know

Passaic, N.J.-based St. Mary's General Hospital has laid off a small number of staff members and reassigned others, according to The Record.

Here are five things to know about the shift in staffing.

1. Vanessa Warner, a hospital spokeswoman, told The Record the changes were necessary to deal with a reduction in overnight admissions and more of a focus on outpatient care.

2. The hospital did not disclose how many people were affected. However, it did confirm it was "less than 2 percent of our team."

3. One employee, who asked The Record for anonymity after being laid off, told the publication a handful of jobs were eliminated in the dietary, housekeeping, and laboratory departments, as well as nursing.

4. The workforce changes come more than one year after Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services purchased the hospital.

5. Ms. Warner told The Record the hospital expects to add staff in outpatient areas as the demand for those healthcare services grows.


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