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Edward-Elmhurst Health cutting $50 million, eliminating 234 positions

Edward-Elmhurst Health cutting $50 million, eliminating 234 positions

West suburban hospital system Edward-Elmhurst Health has laid off 84 employees as part of plans to slash $50 million in costs.

In all, the system is cutting 234 positions, mostly by not filling vacant spots. Of the 84 people who lost their jobs, 36 were in management, said spokesman Keith Hartenberger. The system had nearly 9,000 employees before the layoffs.

Those who lost their jobs received severance packages.

“This was a difficult decision, but necessary to ensure the long-term future of the system,” the system said in a statement Wednesday.

The layoffs come less than two months after the system announced plans to cut $50 million from its budget....

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