irmc http://michiganradio.org en Ingham Regional Medical Center starts layoffs this week http://michiganradio.org/post/ingham-regional-medical-center-starts-layoffs-week <p><a href="http://www.irmc.org/">Ingham Regional Medical Center</a> in Lansing will start laying off about 7 percent of it&rsquo;s workforce this week.</p><p>Interim hospital CEO Patrick Salow&nbsp;says a 10 percent decline in patient numbers over the past year is forcing the staffing cuts. He says the layoffs will affect the hospital&rsquo;s nursing staff, but the layoffs will also affect other divisions like the finance department.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;If we&rsquo;ve got fewer patients, so there&rsquo;s fewer bills to send out, do we need as many people to process bills for example.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>The total layoff will be between 100 and 150 hospital employees. Mon, 07 Mar 2011 15:00:07 +0000 Steve Carmody 1521 at http://michiganradio.org Ingham Regional Medical Center starts layoffs this week