Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to eliminate 950 jobs

Associated Press Modified: November 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm •  Published: November 14, 2012
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center says it will lay off 76 employees this week and cut a total of 950 jobs by the end of June.

Chief executive Dr. John McConnell said Wednesday most of the cuts are administrative positions, but some faculty members could lose their jobs due to cuts in federal research funding.

The center said half of the overall job cuts to its Winston-Salem operations would be achieved through eliminating vacant, temporary and contract labor positions, as well as through attrition and employee retirement.

Also among the cuts are 56.5 jobs at the Lexington Medical Center affiliate, of which 52 already are gone through integration of its back office operations, retirements and attrition.

A statement said the jobs cuts won't impact nurse-to-patient ratios.