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UH Elyria cuts employees

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    University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in October 2015.

    STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE FILE

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ELYRIA — University Hospitals is making cuts at UH Elyria Medical Center due to what officials say are fluctuations in the health care industry.

Representatives from the Cleveland-based health system did not quantify the number of employees involved or which departments were affected within the hospital.

A statement from Katelyn McCarthy, UH’s senior media relations strategist, said the hospital continually evaluates staffing in relation to patient needs and expenses.

“We are making adjustments at UH Elyria Medical Center to manage expenses, as we regularly do,” she wrote in an email. “While there have been some recent modifications to balance staffing with patient volumes, we continue to recruit and hire new people to our organization. The adjustments are consistent with providing the highest quality care for the communities we serve.”

Without putting a number to those affected, McCarthy said other jobs in the system are available for employees to transfer.

“We’re continuing to add employees, while streamlining our operations,” she said. “Employees affected by these actions have the opportunity to post for other open positions across our health system. So the actual number to leave UH will be small. UH has more than 26,000 total employees.”

UH also made unspecified cuts at the hospital a year ago. At that time, officials cited a decline in in-patient stays as the reason.

Contact Lisa Roberson at 329-7121 or lroberson@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @LisaRobersonCT.

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