LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2012) — KentuckyOne Health announced Wednesday it has laid off 40 employees at its St. Joseph Hospital and St. Joseph East locations in Lexington, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.
On Friday, the paper reported that Joy Global, a mining equipment manufacturer, plans to lay off 45 more employees at its Lebanon plant.
The latest round of cuts at St. Joseph come less than a year after 36 employees were laid off at the hospital on South Broadway and four at St. Joseph East on Richmond Road.
KentuckyOne Health was formed earlier this year to operate St. Joseph Health Systems and Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare. A spokesperson told the Herald Leader that the decision was made because of challenges in the healthcare industry.
“Like most other systems, KentuckyOne Health continually monitors our patient volumes and adjusts staffing to meet those needs,” Barbara Mackovic said. “When we have growth in certain areas, we increase our staffing needs. “Unfortunately, when we see a decrease in patient demand, we must also adjust our staff accordingly.”
Joy Global, a Milwaukee-based company, disclosed the personnel actions in a filing that government officials require before large layoffs, according to the Lexington newspaper. The layoffs are expected to occur by Oct. 26.
The company also announced in July that it would lay off 37 of its 176 employees.
In the filing, human resources manager Mary Cambron said the company is “experiencing a temporary decrease in customer orders,” the Herald Leader said.