North Shore hospital group contemplates layoffs
BEVERLY - The chief executive of Northeast Hospital Corp. says in a letter to employees and doctors that the company could lay off as many as 100 employees.
CEO Ken Hanover said the organization is facing a $15 million budget gap because it is seeing fewer patients than expected and no increase in payments from insurance companies and government programs. He said $5 million of the potential $15 million in cuts could come from "potential staff reduction." The hospital group employs more than 1,800. Northeast Hospital includes three hospitals - Beverly Hospital, Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, and BayRidge Hospital in Lynn - and outpatient centers in Danvers and Ipswich.
A spokesman tells The Salem News the organization will hire an outside company to evaluate staffing levels and make recommendations by September.