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Financial squeeze results in layoffs at CVPH

— Also, several new physicians are slated to begin serving the community next summer.

Mundy noted that the state and federal governments are investigating ways to pay less and, at times, take back monies they already paid. Ultimately, he said, everyone is seeking greater efficiency and less expensive ways to meet future health-care needs.

“Our challenge is to find new, more efficient ways to continue to provide safe, quality care that meets the needs of our patients and their families.”

Mundy believes CVPH is well positioned for the future at a time when the health-care industry is at a crossroads and some hospitals will fail.

CVPH employs more than 2,300 people, and the layoffs represented the elimination of slightly more than five percent of management and less than one-half of one percent of hourly staff members.

Last month, members of the administrative staff voluntarily took a reduction in pay.

“CVPH is an excellent medical center that will continue to provide exceptional care for its patients,” Mundy said. “Our mission is to provide quality care for North Country residents. That has not, nor will it, change.”

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