NYC's hospital system calls for more layoffs

The News Leader

May 11, 2010 8:11:08 AM PDT
New York City's public hospital system is planning to lay off an additional 500 workers, including some doctors. The Health and Hospitals Corp. already has reduced 1,300 employees through attrition in the current budget that ends June 30.

The new cuts will most seriously affect administrative staff and trades workers.

The HHC budget plan was to be released Tuesday. It calls for 2,400 job cuts in the next four years. That includes 1,000 in the next year through attrition and layoffs.

In 2009, HHC had a 39,000 work force.

The HHC also may close health clinics and combine some outpatient services.

It needs to close a $1.2 billion gap in next year's budget.