Excela to reduce nurses' wages

Alex Nixon & Joe Napsha, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 30, 2011 Excela Health plans to cut wages for about 12 percent of nurses at its three hospitals in an effort to reduce costs and better align its nursing staff to hospital needs, the Greensburg-based hospital system said. The wage cuts will affect 149 nurses at Excela Health's Greensburg, Latrobe and Mt. Pleasant hospitals who work on a day-to-day, or per diem, basis, depending on hospital staffing needs. The decrease will take effect on September 4, Excela Health officials said. ... Excela