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Liberty Hospital lays off workers, shuts down wound clinic

Kansas City Business Journal, May 15, 2013
Liberty Hospital has eliminated 129 employees, eliminated its wound clinic and shut down its hospital-funded patient transportation program, the hospital announced Tuesday. "It is our primary concern to provide the highest quality care to our patients, and not to interrupt the quality of care through these changes," David Feess, President and CEO of Liberty Hospital, said in a statement. "The measures we implement will focus on patient care, while allowing Liberty Hospital to remain fiscally responsible." The cuts come as the hospital is looking for ways to increase efficiencies in the face of declining Medicare payments and an unlikely Medicaid expansion, the statement said.