Layoffs expected at Mercy Iowa City
Private Catholic hospital has faced low inpatient admissions, other financial challenges
IOWA CITY — Mercy Iowa City will cut 115 positions — with 65 people expected to be laid off or have their hours reduced Tuesday — amid financial struggles that have been ongoing, despite the small private hospital joining a regional health network earlier this year.
Shane Cerone, interim Mercy Iowa City CEO, announced at an all-staff meeting Monday evening 65 full- and part-time employees, most administrative or support personnel, would be laid off or have their hours reduced Tuesday. Another 50 positions will not be filled after retirements or other attrition, the hospital announced in a news release Monday night.