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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 10:53am

Augusta Hospital Lays Off Workers

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.