Nebraska Medical Center Will Cut 38 Jobs By End of Year
The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha will lay off 38 workers by the end of the year and won't fill vacant positions as it adjusts to health care reforms. Others will have their hours reduced. The hospital announced the decision Tuesday, citing reducing costs, changes in the marketplace and a reduction in the growth of Medicare spending. The center has about 5,200 employees. Spokesman Paul Baltes says it's the first time in 10 years that it has cut jobs. He says the hospital has been working for years to reduce cuts. With a slowing of the increase in Medicare funding, the efforts are "being accelerated." Hospital officials say they'll work to place workers in spots within the system and at partner organizations.