Skip to main content

Landmark lays off 22 workers

November 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Landmark Medical Center has laid-off another 22 of its employees but the staffing cuts, following an earlier 31 layoffs, will not diminish the quality of patient care, according to the hospital.
The layoffs were the result of a downturn in the Cass Avenue-based hospital corporation’s patient census and the need to reduce costs, according to Bill Fischer, Landmark’s spokesman.
“We are delivering high quality hospital care every day and have to make decisions on staffing based on our patient census,” Fischer said. Fischer said the staff reductions were made throughout Landmark’s departments and he could not detail specific employee groups as being affected.
“It is just happening in an across-the-board way,” he said.
The latest round of layoffs comes as Landmark and its new prospective buyer, the Prime Healthcare for-profit hospital chain in California, work to complete an extensive acquisition application required under the state’s Hospital Conversion Act. The paperwork submissions are due on Dec. 3 and that process is being supervised by Jonathan Savage, the special master appointed by Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein to run the long fiscally troubled Landmark.

Read more in our print edition.

Thursday Night Football 11/20/14 Oakland (1-10) 24 vs Kansas City (7-4) 20
CENTRAL FALLS  –  During preseason workouts in August, some high school football...
For Shea High grid coach Dino Campopiano and his area brethren, it was business as usual Monday...
WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court judge sentenced a local man to 20 years in prison Tuesday for a March 2013 shooting on...
BLACKSTONE – The town has served the owner of 23 St. Paul St. with a statement of claim for $46,457, the total and...


Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes