CAMC Announces 40 of 300 Job Cuts

Sep 24, 2017

One of West Virginia's largest employers is expected to eliminate 300 jobs by the end of this year. Recently, the hospital announced how 40 of those jobs will be cut.

Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital
Credit Courtesy CAMC

WCHS-TV reports the Charleston Area Medical Center will get rid of the positions effective Nov. 4.

Company spokesman Dale Witte said most of the positions are nurse practitioners, but also include some physician's assistants.

Witte said the job cuts are part of the hospital's plan to eliminate 300 jobs by the end of the year. The hospital is expected to lose about $40 million this year.

Back in July, CAMC president and CEO Dave Ramsey said the cuts are necessary because of a the declining population in West Virginia and recent changes in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements.

The hospital is facing nursing shortage but Witte said the job cuts do not eliminate bedside nurses. He said the company is working to find other jobs for the people whose jobs are being cut.