Health Care

June 5, 2013

Via Christi specifies where personnel cuts will be made

Via Christi Health’s recently announced workforce reductions will include about 360 positions, which will affect about 230 full- and part-time staff statewide, the system announced in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

Via Christi Health’s recently announced workforce reductions will include about 360 positions, which will affect about 230 full- and part-time staff statewide, the system announced in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

About half of the positions are in management, administrative and non-clinical support roles and 80 percent are positions other than bedside nursing in acute care hospitals, according to the release.

The reductions are heaviest in Wichita, with 78 percent of the cuts to be made in Wichita, 16 percent in Pittsburg and 6 percent in Manhattan.

Via Christi officials initially said in an announcement May 21 that the reduction would affect 350 to 400 positions. A number of currently vacant positions are included in the count.

The reductions were necessitated by a revenue shortfall that was the result of declining patient volumes.

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