Hospital System With JC Ties Cutting Jobs

Posted by Warren Krech on October 10, 2013

A St. Louis-based nonprofit hospital system with a Mid-Missouri location is cutting jobs.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that SSM Health Care is making the announcement this week to employees. SSM operates St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. Spokeswoman Kristen Johnson says that out of respect for affected workers, details won’t be made public until later this week.

Some health care organizations, including BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, have cut staffs in part due to reduced government reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid services. Johnson declined to say why SSM’s layoffs were necessary.

SSM has 18 hospitals, two nursing homes and more than 150 outpatient sites and operates in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

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