St. Joseph Regional Medical Center eliminates 62 American jobs after new ownership

 Idaho hospital lays off 62 employees after new ownership

The new owners of an Idaho hospital laid off 6 percent of its staff, including the chief medical officer and some nurses.

The St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston eliminated 62 positions on Thursday, leaving the hospital with 956 employees, the Lewiston Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2f8JtIm ). RCCH HealthCare Partners acquired the hospital located near the state’s border with Washington in May.

RCCH HealthCare Partners spokesman Jeff Atwood said the staffing cuts affected most departments, but the hospital did not plan to lay off any more employees.

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