Employees in Bay County were hit with some bad news this week as they learned that layoffs and fewer hours were headed to McLaren Bay Region hospital.

The moves are being billed as preventative maintenance by the hospital.


The changes will affect positions in clinical and non-clinical areas, and are set to take place at the very beginning of 2014..

Around 5 percent of the hospital's staff, or about 100 employees, will be affected.

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