Clark Regional Medical Center announced today that it will eliminate 24 positions due to lower volumes and declining demand.
"Like most hospitals in the area, Clark Regional has been negatively impacted by declining economic trends. Higher area unemployment has resulted in loss of health benefits.
Consequently, people are delaying and, in some cases foregoing, health care services which they would normally obtain in a more positive economic environment," said Bob Fraraccio, hospital CEO, in a prepared statement.
Of the 24 positions eliminated, Fraraccio said nearly half were vacant positions, or positions by staff members who transferred to other positions within the hospital.