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Cancer Treatment Centers of America lays off 81 in Zion

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has laid off 81 employees at its medical center in north suburban Zion, a company spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

The layoffs represent 5.6 percent of the Zion hospital's workforce, spokeswoman Kristen Gerlach said in an email. Based on the percentage of employees affected, the hospital employs more than 1,400 people.

"Like the vast majority of U.S. health care providers, Cancer Treatment Centers of America has found it necessary to make certain organizational and staffing changes to align with the reality of the emerging health care economy," the hospital system said in a statement provided by Gerlach. "Our commitment to the...

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