Excela Health to hire as many as 75 more nurses

Mary Pickels, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 1, 2011 Days after announcing plans to cut wages for about 12 percent of nurses at its three hospitals, Excela Health said it will increase its full-time nursing staff by as many as 75 positions. Last week, Excela Health said wage cuts would affect 149 nurses in its Greensburg, Latrobe and Mt. Pleasant hospitals who work on a day-to-day, or per diem, basis in an effort to cut costs and better align its nursing staff to meet hospital needs. Late Saturday, a news release stated Excela's plans to hire as many as 24 new full-time nurses at the three facilities. Excela also has budgeted a 2 percent salary increase ... Excela