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St. Anthony's Medical Center Lays Off 176 Employees

The South St. Louis County hospital cut its workforce by 4 percent Wednesday.

This story has been corrected to show the number of current employees at St. Anthony's Medical Center.

In an effort to cut operating costs by $22 million, the South St. Louis County hospital St. Anthony's Medical Center cut 4 percent of its workforce Wednesday.

St. Anthony's cut 176 positions: 25 in management and 151 in non-management, according to KSDK.

The hospital currently employs 3,350 employees, according to media coordinator Mary Jo Wich. The hospital reported 3,150 total staff at the end of 2011, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

"St. Anthony's believes our community is best served by a thriving, nimble health care institution," said chief executive James Gardner, who was hired on at the hospital in March.

This round of cuts was the latest for the 767-bed facility, which laid off about 85 workers last December and January, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

The hospital is the third largest in the St. Louis area.

Read more Patch coverage of St. Anthony's here:

  • New Doctor Joins St. Anthony's Center in Affton
  • St. Anthony's Adds Two Doctors to Sports and Family Medicine
  • Future Paramedics Graduate From St. Anthony's Program

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