Glens Falls Hospital is cutting 29 jobs and reducing hours for five employees as part of an ongoing cost-reduction plan.
The changes are a direct consequence of declining reimbursement levels and other economic challenges, hospital officials said, but some employees will have opportunities to fill existing vacant hospital jobs.
“We deeply regret the pain and anguish this difficult decision will cause for so many of our co-workers, but sustaining the fiscal health of Glens Falls Hospital so it can and will continue to ensure quality health care for the southeastern Adirondack region is our paramount responsibility,” said hospital President and CEO David Kruczlnicki in a statement. “This was an extremely difficult, but unavoidable decision.”
Employees will receive a severance package that includes health care and job-placement support.
The cost-reduction steps have saved the hospital about $10 million and reduced staff by about 4 percent. The measures have included a significant reduction in contract labor and overtime in non-patient areas and new steps to reduce re-admissions.
Glens Falls Hospital is a 410-bed facility that services multiple counties, employs 3,000 people and has 29 regional locations.