Spokesman Keith Bowermaster said that the 382-bed hospital in Austell, “although financially stable, has experienced lower patient volumes and an increase in the number of uninsured patients over the past year.”
The health system has a “no-layoff policy,” Bowermaster said. “Through the Well-Star Employee Mandatory Transfer and Displacement Policy, eligible team members will be offered a position within the System. WellStar’s internal recruiters are currently working to place the eligible team members in other positions within 30 days,” Bowermaster said.
WellStar’s 2011 bottom line was $178 million.