Layoffs, more changes ahead at Westerly Hospital

Consulting firm recommends scheduling changes in the face of declining patient volumes. Judy Benson, The Day, May 18, 2011 Westerly - A decline in revenues due to fewer patients so far this year led to Westerly Hospital's decision to lay off 29 employees, reduce the hours of 59 others and change work schedules for remaining staff, hospital officials said. The actions announced Tuesday morning are the result of recommendations from Carpédia, an Oakville, Ontario, management consulting firm hired by the hospital, on how to make hospital operations more cost-effective and efficient. The hospital retained Carpédia for about $1 million ... Layoffs