Wesley Medical Center lays off 19 employees

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Nearly two dozen Wesley Medical Center employees have been laid off as a result of the poor economy.

Hospital officials said 19 employees were notified Friday of the layoffs.

Officials said Wesley had to make changes in staffing due in part to an economic downturn and subsequent reduction in patient volume over the last three months.

A news release went on to say the number of employees impacted was minimized through attrition and reassignment during that period. Those employees will be considered for employment again should patient volume increase.

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