Summa Health Lays Off 58

Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health System has laid off 58 employees and is making other workforce-related cuts, according to a report by the Beacon Journal.

Seven of the employees affected by the layoffs were nurses who provided patient care, according to the report. In addition to the layoffs, the system is cutting the hours of 46 employees and leaving 132 positions vacant.

"We don't take this lightly. Our goal is to find meaningful positions for them in the system. This would be the last thing we choose to do," Thomas Strauss, Summa's president and CEO, told the Beacon Journal.

The cuts are expected to save Summa $8.2 million. They are tied to the system's 10-year performance improvement plan, which launched in 2011, according to the report.

This is the second round of layoffs for Summa this year: In January, the system laid off 54 employees in a move that intended to save $4.5 million.

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