Ottumwa Hospital Lays Off 30 Workers

Tools

By Aaron Hepker

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — The head of an Ottumwa hospital says the organization is laying off 30 people in an effort to find "the right number of people to do the job."

Ottumwa Regional Health Center chief operating officer Phil Dionne tells the Ottumwa Courier that the 30 people losing their jobs are from a variety of hospital departments.

Dionne notes that the people being laid off represent a small percentage of the 785 people employed at the hospital.

Dionne says the decision came after a long look at staffing.

He says there is no chance the hospital will close, noting it's "very strong as an organization and continuing to grow."

The hospital began working Thursday with employees losing their jobs to provide help finding other employment.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG