Louisville-based Baptist Health cutting 288 jobs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville-based Baptist Health is getting rid of more than 280 positions across its system.

News outlets report that of the 288 positions being eliminated, nearly 170 are in the Louisville metro area. The company says in a news release that it is "realigning its structure to best meet the needs of our patients and communities within a challenging financial environment."

Spokeswoman Kit Fullenlove says an announcement went out to employees on Tuesday about the cuts. Fullenlove says individual workers were being contacted on Wednesday.

The company says affected employees will be offered severance and outplacement job assistance if they're unable to find other jobs within the system.

Some 149 of the positions involve workers in administrative roles. Fullenlove says none affect bedside positions at hospitals.

© 2017 Associated Press


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