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9:26 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Layoffs at PRMC

Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Credit Don Rush

The Peninsula Regional Medical Center Delmarva’s largest such facility is laying off 58 employees with another 130 being offered voluntary buyout packages.

Despite the cuts the hospital says it will maintain its traditional quality of care and the ratio of care providers to beds.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the reduction comes in the face of falling inpatient numbers and reimbursement shortfalls.

The hospital says it is seeing 66 fewer inpatients on average than it did a year ago.

A PRMC spokesman told the paper that it was clear there needed to be an adjustment in the staffing levels calling the current situation “health care’s new reality.”

These latest layoffs bring the total number of cutbacks to 101.