Western Connecticut Health Network lays off dozens of managers: 3 things to know

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Danbury-based Western Connecticut Health Network, which includes Danbury, Norwalk and New Milford hospitals, has laid off dozens of managers, The Hour reports.

Here are three things to know about the layoffs.

1. The hospital network attributed the layoffs to recent state budget cuts and longer-term changes in healthcare. "These reductions were difficult to make, yet they will help drive the organization forward, eliminate unnecessary layers of management and support a leaner, more nimble organization," Cathy Frierson, senior vice president of Western Connecticut Health Network, said, according to the report.

2. The layoffs affected less than 40 employees across Western Connecticut Health Network's three hospitals and associated medical groups.

3. Mary Consoli, who heads the nurses union at Danbury Hospital, told the publication nursing managers were among those laid off.


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