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State funding mess forces 26 hospital layoffs
Victorville Daily Press

Victor Valley Community Hospital laid off 26 employees this week, about 5 percent of its workforce, a spokeswoman for the medical facility said.

The hospital laid the blame for the workforce reduction on the state, saying it failed to reimburse it for medical costs. The amount of the reimbursements owed to the hospital by the state is in excess of $2.5 million, spokeswoman Lovella Sullivan said.