LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) ó A northern Indiana hospital has laid off 112 employees
as part of a move to help cut its operating costs.
The Times of Munster reports that Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital
announced the cuts Monday. Hospital President and chief executive officer
Thor Thordarson said in a news release the jobs cuts were necessary because
of the higher costs facing health care providers.
The Times reports that the hospital didnít immediately disclose exactly
which jobs were cut. Thordarson says the hospital worked to make sure its
nurse-to-patient ratio was not affected.
Indiana Hospital Association President Douglas Leonard says hospitals are
continuing to suffer ill effects from the recession in the form of handling
fewer elective surgeries and treating more patients who are uninsured or on