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UAB medical center says it is eliminating 245 jobs

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama at Birmingham
says it is eliminating 245 jobs.

UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany said Tuesday the cuts follow
a review under the university's Bridge to the Future plan.

UAB Hospital, UAB Highlands and the UAB Health System in Birmingham
said they are eliminating 164 positions and shifting 81 workers
into jobs now held under contracts for non-patient care support
services.

The cuts come after a productivity performance review under the
Bridge to the Future plan initiated last fall by Ferniany.

He said the plan's goal is to ensure that UAB is positioned to
meet health care delivery, educational and financial demands while
providing the highest quality of care.

Workers whose positions are eliminated will receive severance
packages.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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