Charleston Area Medical Center to eliminate 300 American jobs

West Virginia health system to lay off 300 employees

Dive Brief:

  • Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Health Systems CEO David Ramsey announced plans to eliminate 300 positions by the end of this year.
  • The targeted jobs — disclosed in a YouTube video Wednesday and reported first by the Charleston Gazette-Mail — are tied to several program reductions at the West Virginia health system.
  • Like hospitals across the country, CAMC has been struggling with rising costs, lower reimbursement and uncertainty about Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement.

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