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Queen of the Valley to lay off 55 employees
North Bay Business Journal

Queen of the Valley Medical Center said today it is eliminating 55 jobs, the result of the hospital needing to fill an $8.3 million budget deficit created in large part by the economic downturn.

The 191-bed hospital also cites decreased reimbursements for patient care services, fluctuating patient volumes, and increases in charity care and bad debt as motivations for the round of layoffs, which the hospital said will save approximately $3.2 million.