KentuckyOne Health lays off 500, kills 200 vacant positions - WDRB 41 Louisville News

KentuckyOne Health lays off 500, kills 200 vacant positions

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- KentuckyOne Health laid off about 500 employees during the last two weeks and will not fill another 200 vacant positions, the Louisville-based health care system said Friday.

[LINK TO KENTUCKY ONE POST]

"These decisions are necessary to help reverse the system's financial losses and operate more efficiently," the company said on its employee website.

KentuckyOne, which controls Jewish Hospital and most of University of Louisville Hospital, said earlier that it needs to improve its financial performance by $218 million by mid-2015.

It wasn't until Friday that KentuckyOne said how many employees would be affected by the cuts.

Copyright 2014 WDRB News. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.