St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis Lays Off 176 Employees

St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis laid off 176 employees yesterday, according to a St. Louis Business Journal report.

Of the employees laid off, 25 were in management positions. Hospital officials declined to provide current staffing figures, but it reported a total of 3,150 staff members at the end of 2011, according to the report.

After the hospital recorded a loss in fiscal year 2012, President and CEO James Gardner Jr. said he planned to trim $22 million from the hospital's annual operating expenses through a "strategic performance improvement initiative," according to the report.

The hospital is the third-largest in the St. Louis metro area and one of two independent hospitals in the area.

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