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WellStar cutting 42 jobs
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WellStar cutting 42 jobs

AUSTELL, Ga. -- WellStar Health System says it will eliminate 42 jobs at Cobb Hospital in Austell.

The health care firm says the positions will be eliminated by early July, though company officials hope to reassign those employees.

Officials say the cuts include registered nurses, people who transport patients through the hospital and others.

WellStar spokesman Keith Bowermaster says that the 382-bed hospital has experienced lower patient volumes and an increase in the number of uninsured patients in recent months.

He said the health system has a "no-layoff policy" and that eligible employees will be offered positions within the system.

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