CORVALLIS, Ore. (KMTR) - Good Samaritan Hospital has announced it will let go 35 full time employees as part of reorganizing their staff.
Those affected include nurses at the hospital and nearby
Due to declining revenues and an increased number of patients without insurance and reduced Medicare and Medicaid payments, Good Samaritan has to cut back.
They said in a press release Friday the majority of part-time positions will be combined into full time positions. The reorganization will save them about $2.5 million dollars a year.
CEO Steve Jasperson added in the press release, "changes like this are never easy and we are doing everything we can to minimize the impact of the reorganization."
He adds, "we have been careful to ensure patient care will not be negatively affected by these changes."
Good Samaritan said those employees affected by the changes and let go will have the opportunity to apply for available full-time positions. Positions will be assigned by seniority.
In the last year and a half, Good Samaritan has reduced its staff by about 100 full time employees through attrition.