Four Corners hospital layoffs 5% of staff amid cuts

New Mexico

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A hospital in the Four Corners has announced it will lay off 5% of its staff to cut costs and increase bill collections.

The Farmington Daily Times reports San Juan Regional Medical Center said Thursday the cuts will impact about 78 employees as part of a larger plan to trim spending.

San Juan Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Laura Werbner says she did not have information about how many of the jobs were full-time positions.

Hospital officials say its nurse-to-patient ratio for inpatient care will not be affected.

The 194-bed hospital is a nonprofit acute-care facility with a Level 3 trauma center and the only hospital in New Mexico’s San Juan County. It operates a nonemergency clinic and offers a variety of health care services including behavioral health and a new specialty clinic in Durango, Colorado.

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Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com

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