|By Ron Sylvester, Las Vegas Sun|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The cutbacks came mostly in supervisory or support positions and not in jobs related to direct patient care. Officials cited costs of the recession, along with government cuts in health care benefits as the reasons for the layoffs. Reduced reimbursement from
"Our employees are our most important resource, so this was a very difficult decision to make," said
Half of the job losses already have occurred through attrition, with the remaining 50 layoffs coming in the next two weeks. Union-represented employees were notified by supervisors Thursday. Another group of non-union employees will receive notices. Of the jobs eliminated, 21 were at the supervisory or management level, officials said.
"Financial strength is essential for St. Rose to be able to help those who need us, to maintain our commitment to outstanding quality, safety and patient service, and to invest in the technology, modernized facilities, and new services patients need," Davis said in a statement.
St. Rose Dominican employs more than 3,500 people at its three hospitals in
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