Putnam County Hospital administration announced Tuesday afternoon that it would reduce staff by 15 employees in nine departments due to recent economic conditions.
"We all have had to make sacrifices to some degree," said Dennis Weatherford, Executive Director of the hospital. "Each department was asked to make modifications to help decrease expenditures and, unfortunately, in some areas, that meant that we needed to reduce our staff.
"We are acting to ensure the future of the organization and to continue in providing quality healthcare for our local community and surrounding areas," said Weatherford.
The reduction affects 3.7 percent of the hospital staff. No details were available about what departments were affected.
A statement released by the hospital stated that the facility would continue to provide services to the community.
"It is our hope that these undesirable dismissals will be all that is needed during this time of hardship. As individuals, as a community and as a nation, we are all facing difficult decisions during this recession," the statement read.
Putnam County Hospital is located at 1542 Bloomington Street, Greencastle.