The majority of the cuts will affect the 700-bed UMass Memorial Medical Center. UMass Memorial Health Care said it plans to eliminate about 150 full-time positions at the medical center, medical group and corporate departments.
It also plans to reduce expenses within the corporate departments in Worcester and cut back on hiring for positions that do not affect patient care.
UMass Memorial Health Care also said it is currently in discussions to sell the lab testing business and plans to seek a buyer for the system's home health and hospice site in Worcester. The home-care and hospice sites at the HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster and Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer will not be affected, the system said in the news release.
Other hospitals in the UMass Memorial Health Care system include Clinton (Mass.) Hospital and Marlborough (Mass.) Hospital.