Summa Health System revealed a plan Monday to cut about $950 million in expenses including 60 layoffs.
The hospital system is planning the cuts over the next decade in preparation for changes from the federal health-care reform.
The cost-saving strategy will eliminate 60 positions at the hospital. Some employees will be notified today and many will be given an opportunity to find jobs within the health system. Severance will be provided to those who lose their jobs.
Several services, such as hospital labs, will be consolidated and negotiations will be made to get better contracts with vendors from hospital supplies to blood products.
The health system plans to save about $100 million within five year.