Northwest Community Healthcare plans to cut 110 positions, resulting in a 3% reduction in the Arlington Heights, Ill., hospital system's workforce.
The elimination of full- and part-time jobs, announced Wednesday, marks the second time this year the beleaguered system, which is anchored by Northwest Community Hospital, has reduced its headcount. Northwest in March announced it was eliminating 104 positions — though a spokesman said Friday that only 78 workers were affected.
“We will continue to meet the challenges of the changing health care landscape by reallocating resources and cutting unnecessary costs, while providing the high-quality care that our patients and community expect,” CEO Bruce Crowther said of the most-recent reductions in a statement.
The layoffs are part of a restructuring that includes expanding outpatient services, according to a news release.
Northwest plans to develop new outpatient facilities in Arlington Heights, Palatine and Schaumburg next year, and it is scheduled to open a physical therapy office in Mount Prospect in 2013, as well.
The system has struggled for years with falling inpatient admissions and has not posted an annual operating gain since 2008.