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Medical facility in Missoula eliminating positions

Published On: Oct 19 2013 10:20:44 AM MDT
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2. Families making less than 133 percent of the poverty line -- that's about $29,000 for a family of four -- will be covered through Medicaid.


Community Medical Center in Missoula is eliminating the equivalent of about 60 full-time positions through a combination of furloughs and 20 job cuts.
Hospital CEO Steve Carlson tells the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/19T9rVk) that a decreased demand for acute care services has forced the reduction at the facility that employees more than 1,020 full- and part-time workers.
Managers have been taking a one-day furlough each pay period the last two months as the center attempts to attain about $3 million in savings.
Carlson says the ratio of nurses to patients will remain within accepted national standards.
Nurses are about a third of the hospital staff.