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More Marshfield Clinic cuts coming

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MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAU) -- Marshfield Clinic will be cutting more staff positions. The healthcare provider announced Thursday in an email to employees that they will be letting go of between one and two percent of their total workforce.

Dr. Brian Ewert is the Executive Director for the clinic. He says the cuts will mean open positions will not be filled and retirees will not be replaced in many situations. Overall, about 80 management and administrative jobs across their 50-plus locations will be eliminated within six weeks.

The staff cuts account for about 7-million of the 22-million dollars the clinic plans to save between now and the end of 2015.

Ewart says changes in budgeting and marketing will also be part of the cost cutting plan.

Currently, Marshfield Clinic employs over 7,500 workers throughout northern, central and western Wisconsin. The clinic let go of 100 workers back in 2012, and early this year announced a five percent pay cut for staff making more than $125,000 including doctors.

 

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