St. Elizabeth's Hospital eliminating positions: 5 things to know

St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Ill., part of part of Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System, is cutting 26 jobs, according to a St. Louis Business Journal report.

Here are five things to know about the cuts.

1. The cuts represent less than 2 percent of the hospital's workforce.

2. Employees affected by the cuts include clerks, technicians and management staff, according to the report. The cuts do not include nursing jobs.

3. The hospital attributed the cuts to the pressure within the healthcare industry to provide more services on an outpatient basis, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

"These changes will allow St. Elizabeth's to offer the services patients need while remaining fiscally responsible with available resources," the hospital said, according to the publication.

4. The cuts, which are part of organizational restructuring, come as St. Elizabeth's is building a new replacement hospital in O'Fallon, Ill.

5. According to the report, St. Elizabeth's is working with employees affected by the cuts to help them find employment at other HSHS facilities or "in the communities where they live."


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