Springfield Hospital cuts nursing staff

Susan Smallheer, Rutland Herald, August 1, 2010 Springfield - Springfield Hospital is laying off six or seven registered nurses as it copes with a $3 million budget gap. Glenn Cordner, chief executive officer at the hospital, said a total of 14 full-time equivalents have been eliminated, but with attrition and some job consolidation, only six or seven people are losing their nursing jobs, which pay on average $30 an hour. The moves are expected to save the hospital $1 million, plus the cost of the employees’ benefits, he said. Cordner said the hospital’s expenses are down and gross charges are up, but net revenue is down $3 million more than expected through June. ... Springfield