Officials for Kimball Medical Center confirmed to the Asbury Park Press today, that the hospital administration will layoff another 10 employees.
The layoffs come amid reports that Kimball’s operator Saint Barnabas Health Care System is considering closing the hospital as it attempts to rein in $52.5 million in losses since 2006. Kimball itself lost $8 million this year. Kimball Executive Director Joe Hicks has denied any plans to close.
Saint Barnabas operates nine hospitals and is the largest health care system in New Jersey.
Kimball officials did not say if more layoffs are expected. The 12, so far, add to the 86 layoffs that have occurred since early last month at two other Saint Barnabas hospitals: Community Medical Center in Toms River and Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.
(Source: Asbury Park Press)