Thu., July 9, 2009 2:53pm (EDT)

Augusta Hospital Lays Off Workers
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
Thirty workers get the axe.
Thirty workers get the axe.
A hospital spokeswoman says about 30 workers have been laid off at University Hospital in Augusta. Rebecca Sylvester said Wednesday the hospital is shelving a unit it no longer needs - a cardiac unit that was kept open after the hospital began moving most of those patients to a new Heart & Vascular Institute in January. Sylvester said the affected employees have known for a while that the change was coming. She said there are no plans for across-the-board layoffs.