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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:08am

Health College To Lay-Off 150

Officials with Georgia Health Sciences University say they are laying off about 150 people.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that about 100 of those will be in its clinical system, Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics and Physicians Practice Group. University President Ricardo Azziz said those positions either have been eliminated or probably will be in the next two weeks.

Officials said that about 50 other positions will be eliminated over the next 30 to 60 days.

Azziz said this week that the university needs to increase some services while reducing other expenses. He said the university needs to grow, but must be as effective and efficient as possible.