Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, Tenn., will eliminate about 300 jobs because of a 6% drop in admissions that has the public system expecting an $8.6 million loss for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. Many of the jobs are unfilled. Layoffs, to be announced Friday, will affect fewer than 100 of Erlanger's 4,200 employees, said Jim Brexler, Erlanger's chief executive officer. The cuts will save the system up to $15 million over the next two years. For the 12 months ended June 30, Erlanger posted a $19.1 million profit, $7.2 million higher than projected. Revenue was not available. -- by Vince Galloro
Tenn. system to job cuts after admissions fall 6%
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