Grady Memorial Hospital to Cut 100 Jobs

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials say Grady Memorial Hospital will cut 100 jobs and might consider trimming programs to deal with a $25 million shortfall in federal funding.

Hospital officials tell the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the layoffs will not include doctors or nurses. Officials say the layoffs are expected to save the hospital about $6 million.

Grady CEO Michael Young told board members on Monday that the downtown Atlanta hospital is seeing one of its largest-ever reductions in government funding.

He said this comes at a time when the recession has spurred greater numbers of uninsured patients.

Young said the layoffs likely will happen over the next several weeks.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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