North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, N.Y., laid off 152 employees and eliminated an additional 187 open but budgeted jobs. Approximately one-third of the employees were in management positions and about five were psychiatrists, spokesman Terence Lynam said. The system offered 35 employees other positions at its facilities. The layoffs are expected to save $20 million annually and were taken to make sure the system "remains in pretty good financial shape," Lynam said. North Shore-Long Island Jewish earned $27 million on $3.7 billion in revenue in 2004. -- by Cinda Becker
N.Y. system lays off 152 employees
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