West Suburban Hospital Announces Layoffs

OAK PARK (CBS) — Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center says it’s eliminating 39 positions.

A spokeswoman says that includes some vacant positions – and some layoffs – and that they include nurses and administrative staff.

The spokeswoman issued a written statement which says the layoffs were necessary because of “declining volume and reductions in funding and receipt of payment from the state‚Äôs Medicaid program.”

West Suburban Medical Center is a 200-plus-bed facility – which now employs about 1,250 people.

It was bought by Tennessee-based Vanguard Health Systems in 2010.

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