Sylva Herald: MedWest announces layoffs, 26 positions eliminated

From the Sylva Herald

Article by Nick Breedlove

As a result of less-than-expected patient volumes at local hospitals, MedWest will undergo staffing reductions effective today (Oct. 9) MedWest Communications Director Lucretia Stargell said.

Those 26 positions eliminated at MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain hospitals and 56 positions cut at MedWest-Haywood hospital won’t affect patient care, Harris and Swain CEO Steve Heatherly said during a Tuesday media briefing.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.