Layoffs At Washington County Hospital

Another hospital is Eastern Carolina is having to make cuts because of the economy.

Washington County Hospital in Plymouth says it is laying off staff. Human resources director Gloria Jones says 15 full time workers are being let go, effective next Wednesday.

Jones says the layoffs are coming from different departments, including nurses, lab techs, food services and housekeeping. Back in October the hospital laid off four people in its business office when it moved those operations to Kansas City, Missouri.

The hospital says the layoffs are due to the weak economy, saying it had to make some changes to ensure long term success.

Already Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston laid off 59 employees in September, while Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington is having employees take a 5% pay cut.

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