Regional Medical Center to cut 33 positions: 5 things to know

The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C., will cut jobs and leave vacant positions unfilled, according to a report from The Times and Democrat.

Here are five things to know about the layoffs.

1. RMC decided to cut jobs to help ensure long-term viability of the facility.

"I assure our employees and their families that this decision was not made lightly. However, it was determined that it was the best choice for ensuring that this hospital can continue to serve this community in the future," RMC President and CEO Tom Dandridge said, according to the report.

2. RMC will cut about 33 positions. Additionally, 27 employees will have their hours cut back and about 30 vacant positions will remain unfilled.

3. Departments affected include administration, nursing and physician services as well as financial, support and ancillary services.

4. Mr. Dandridge said the decision to cut jobs was made after comparing staff ratio data with 400 other hospitals, according to the report.

5. Overall, RMC expects its staffing efficiency plan to save $4.9 million annually.


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