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Centegra Health to eliminate, outsource hundreds of jobs

Centegra Health to eliminate, outsource hundreds of jobs

Financially troubled Centegra Health System plans to eliminate 131 jobs and outsource another 230 positions, the northwest suburban hospital system announced Tuesday.

The layoffs and outsourcing come amid a time of financial stress for many hospitals nationwide and follow a year of steep losses for Centegra, which has hospitals in McHenry, Woodstock and Huntley.

For the year ended June 30, Centegra reported operating losses of $62.3 million, according to an unaudited financial statement. That’s in contrast with $4.3 million in operating profit in 2016. Centegra attributed much of those losses to the costs of opening 128-bed Centegra Hospital-Huntley last year,...

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