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Wheaton Franciscan to cut 15 jobs

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Wheaton Franciscan confirmed on Monday that 15 associates will lose their jobs as a part of expense management efforts.

In addition to these positions, others will be re-designed through retirements, attrition and voluntary reductions. Wheaton Franciscan has not said how many positions overall will be affected.

Below is the full statement from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Iowa President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Dusenberry.

"Recognizing that Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is essential to Northeast Iowa, not only as a provider of exceptional and compassionate health care services, but also as the second largest employer with more than 3,100 associates, we have been working diligently on our cost structure in light of the national economic recession and local increase in un-reimbursed care," said Dusenbery. "The focus of our efforts centers around the sustainability of our mission, which will not waiver, and we are proud to have provided $56-million of community benefit and un-reimbursed care during the past year. The unfortunate aspect of our recent expense management efforts is the need to reduce our workforce. We anticipate 15 associates losing their jobs while receiving severance packages and several other positions will be re-designed via retirements, attrition and voluntary reductions."

"We are committed to the long-term success of our health system and to the success of the communities we serve," added Dusenbery.

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