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Owner Of Good Samaritan Hospital Lays-Off 80 Employees

emergency2.jpgThe Journal News reports:  Good Samaritan Hospital’s parent company today laid off 80 employees, including 34 at the Suffern hospital, officials said. Both union and non-union employees lost jobs, officials said.

A total of 31 positions were cut at Good Samaritan, leaving 34 people without jobs, spokeswoman Deborah Marshall said.

The remaining job cuts were made at two hospitals in Orange County – Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick – as well as at a home health agency with offices in West Nyack and Goshen. Employees at two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility that are part of the Bon Secours Charity Health System also were affected.

“This reduction in force is being made out of financial and operational necessity, but it is consistent with our mission and values,” the hospital said in a statement. “It is a consequence in part to mounting operational and financial pressure resulting from the negative impact of several things happening outside of the hospital’s control, including declining Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements, reductions in HMO and insurance reimbursements, and the growth of un-reimbursed health care for the uninsured and under-insured.”

Good Samaritan also laid off 57 people in February, when hospital officials said the facility was running a $1 million shortfall.

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3 Responses

  1. This is bad news. New Square relies on this hospital and it is a Regional Trauma Center. If cholila there is a backlog at Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, the patients are diverted to Good Samaritan.

  2. Very bad for everyone…the employee’s that lost their jobs and for all people within the communities near these hospitals.

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