CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland health care system that includes a county-owned hospital plans to cut 450 jobs as it tries to reduce costs and counter losses.
MetroHealth System chief Mark Moran tells The Plain Dealer ( http://bit.ly/reKPxQ ) about 150 employees who have left won't be replaced, and managers will decide how the remaining layoffs will be divided.
The newspaper says MetroHealth is working to cut $30 million from its budget. It has instituted a hiring freeze and said it's on track to lose more than $1 million this year.
That follows hundreds of layoffs in the past few years as the system provided increasing amounts of unpaid health care.
The system had the equivalent of more than 5,500 positions as of this summer and is getting $36 million in taxpayer subsidy this year.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com