Erlanger at Hutcheson will be cutting its staff over the next 60 days in an attempt to cut costs and “right-size” the struggling North Georgia hospital.
CEO Roger Forgey said he did not have an exact number, but the cuts would be “less than 5 percent” of the 825 employees.
Hutcheson, which has been managed by Erlanger Health System since May, has lost millions over the last year, defaulted on a $35 million bond and laid off 75 employees in April.
While it has been losing about $1 million a month, Hutcheson recorded slightly better numbers in December with a loss of $894,354 and improved patient numbers. January numbers will be released next week.
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