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Crozer-Keystone Health System Laying Off 250 Employees

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An announcement was made on Thursday that some 250 employees in the Crozer-Keystone Health System in Pennsylvania were laid off from their jobs, according to the Delaware County News Network.

The layoffs include managers and physicians. The jobs were cut due to the system losing $16 million in the past seven months, according to officials.

There are five hospitals in the Crozer-Keystone Health System. Those five hospitals include Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Upper Darby, Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, Springfield Hospital and Community Hospital in Chester. The system also has the Healthplex Sports Club and a network of more than 300 doctors.

For the 2011-2012 fiscal year, there were some 6,800 employees within the network.

Grant Gegwich, the Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for Crozer-Keystone, said that the system has lost $15.7 million in operations since July 1.

“Because of this, we have had to consider all possible steps that will allow us to adjust to the realities of the health care environment,” the statement read. “The reductions include employees from throughout the health system, including physicians and a significant number of managers.”

Officials with the system noted that continuation of benefits and severance packages will be provided to those who have been laid off. The officials also said that unemployment claims will also be funded.

“We know that this is a difficult time for our health system,” the statement read. “We regret the impact that this reduction will have on the lives of our employees.”

The Crozer-Chester Medical Center merged with the Delaware County Hospital back in 1990 to form the Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Authored by: Jim Vassallo