New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. unveiled a four-year plan to curb spending that would cut 2,400 jobs, close six clinics, including one dental clinic, and squeeze $51 million from contacts with medical schools, medical groups and another hospital.
N.Y.C. system plans more job, service cuts
The public health system faces a $1.2 billion budget deficit for the fiscal year that begins July 1 and has already cut roughly 1,200 jobs with another 100 positions to be eliminated by the end of June. The plan is projected to save HHC $93 million in the coming year, when the system is scheduled to eliminate another 1,000 positions.
Savings in fiscal 2012, 2013 and 2014 are projected to total $136 million, $261 million and $304 million, respectively, according to the system. The proposal also calls for outsourcing management for administration and laboratory services.
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