LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – KentuckyOne Health announced on Tuesday, April 18, it is reducing employee positions, primarily in corporate service departments.

Exactly 150 employees are leaving the organization and an extra 100 employees are either transferring to UofL Hospital, as part of the transition back to the University Medical Center or are taking part of the voluntary retirement program.

KentuckyOne Health said they will be finished with notifying employees by the end of April 19. They say support will be provided to those employees who are being cut.

The employment cuts do not affect individuals at University of Louisville Hospital or James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

The cuts are being made because KentuckyOne Health wants to make the organization more efficient, reduce overhead cost and remain focused on delivering quality patient care.

KentuckyOne Health said in a statement:

“Challenges brought by the continuing evolution of health care reform and reimbursement structures have proven difficult for our organization and many others across Kentucky. Our organization is our people, individuals that serve our communities with more than 300,000 patient visits to our emergency departments in 2016.”