Ex­em­pla Lutheran calls plans to cut 160 jobs ‘es­sen­tial’

Modern Healthcare - - Late News -

Ex­em­pla Lutheran Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Wheat Ridge, Colo., plans to elim­i­nate 160 po­si­tions, a move de­scribed as nec­es­sary to match its work­force to de­clin­ing pa­tient vol­ume. The po­si­tions, about a third of which are man­age­ment or other­wise non­clin­i­cal, rep­re­sent about 6.5% of the work­force, ac­cord­ing to an Ex­em­pla news re­lease. “We are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing fewer pa­tient ad­mis­sions, in­creases in the num­ber of unin­sured and un­der­in­sured pa­tients, and ris­ing costs,” Pres­i­dent and CEO Grant

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