Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati said it will eliminate 200 jobs, some through attrition, as it cuts $10 million from its 1996 budget.
The staff reductions will be completed by June 1, the hospital said. No specific jobs have been targeted.
The job reductions will save $6 million from the hospital's budget for fiscal 1996, which begins July 1.
The remaining $4 million in cost reductions will be determined during the budget process, the hospital said.
The moves are necessary because of rapid changes in healthcare, the hospital said. Children's has been working since last fall on streamlining operations, realigning departments and evaluating staff productivity.
The hospital said it will try to find other jobs within the medical center for affected employees. Those who are not rehired will receive help in searching for jobs elsewhere.
The hospital, whose fiscal 1995 budget is $273 million, has a work force of 3,637.
This is Children's second major staff reduction in the past year. By not filling vacated jobs, the hospital last summer trimmed 140 jobs worth $8.8 million in salaries and benefits.