University of North Carolina Health Care System, Chapel Hill, said it will eliminate 200 positions in a move expected to save $8 million annually. About 40 employees, none in direct patient-care roles, will be affected, as the rest of the positions are unfilled, spokeswoman Karen McCall said. Those employees will be offered other positions. The system also is looking to cut costs in its supply chain and is improving its billing and scheduling practices to become more efficient, McCall said. UNC did not release full-system financial results. UNC Hospitals, which covers the hospitals on the system's main campus, earned $5.6 million on net revenue of $353.8 million for the seven months ended Jan. 31, 2005. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004, UNC Hospitals earned $5.1 million on net revenue of $553.8 million. -- by Vince Galloro
N.C. system to eliminate 200 jobs for $8 million savings
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