Officials at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London said Thursday the company will be cutting 22 jobs, with 14 of those positions being full time, to help close a $3.2 million gap in the current fiscal year budget.
In a statement from the hospital, Director of Public Relations Michael O'Farrell said "a variety of factors led to the current budget shortfall" including the following items:
With positions being cut, O'Farrell said the hospital started by eliminating vacant positions, natural attrition and other "operational cost-saving measures" as ways of reducing the shortfall.
No hospital services were cut and the hospital is planning to focus on bettering the following areas of service:
"Given the overall uncertainty of the health care environment, the hospital continues to work on improving overall cost management," the statement said.
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