Porter Medical Center in Vermont lays off 8 nurses: 3 things to know

Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vt., has laid off eight registered nurses, according to a VPR report.

Here are three things to know about the layoffs.

1. The layoffs come amid financial struggles. According to the report, PMC has lost $11 million since 2012, and is now trying to cut costs and increase revenue.

2. In addition to laying off eight registered nurses at the hospital, PMC will also close Tapestry Midwifery, its certified nurse-midwife practice in Vergennes, Vt. The hospital plans to merge those providers into Addison Associates in OBS/GYN in Middlebury, which will get a new name — Porter Womens' Health, according to VPR.

3. PMC also laid off eight registered nurses from its physician practices. CMO Carrie Wulfman, MD, told VPR they plan to use more medical assistants.


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