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WellStar cuts 29 corporate jobs
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WellStar cuts 29 corporate jobs

MARIETTA, Ga. -- WellStar Health System cut nearly 30 corporate jobs Wednesday.

The Marietta-based health system did not offer any reason for the cuts, but a spokesman for WellStar said 11 team member roles were eliminated.

Another 18 team members' positions were displaced, which means that the company will try to find another open position for them to fill.

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In a statement, David Anderson, executive vice president of Human Resources and organization and chief compliance officer, said:

"The healthcare industry is going through unprecedented changes. There is uncertainty around every corner. In 2013, the U.S. government began cutting $113 billion from hospital payments over the next 10 years with $400 billion additional cuts under discussion.

"As a not-for-profit health system, we face an extraordinary challenge to plan for the future without knowing the payment mechanisms. With the future in mind, WellStar has been forced to make many difficult decisions. Some of those decisions address staffing issues.

"The ultimate goal of any corporate restructure is to ensure WellStar's ability to provide world-class healthcare to the people of Northwest Georgia, despite the uncertainty of the current healthcare environment. WellStar is realigning 29 corporate staff of its more than 13,000 total positions to more efficiently carry out its mission."

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