A number of clerical workers and nurses in administrative positions at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center learned Monday they may face layoffs, according to a Newsday report.
Though hospital officials did not provide a specific number when discussing the potential layoffs, spokeswoman Christine Hendriks told the paper it would be a "very, very small percentage" of employees.
The reduction comes as a result of the hospital's shift from inpatient to outpatient care, allowing some administrative duties to be streamlined. Hendriks cited the Affordable Care Act as a main motive in the change.
"While we can't quote a specific number, because actions are still ongoing that may allow individuals to be placed through the system or be retrained for new positions, we can tell you that we are working closely with each respected colleague," Hendriks told Newsday.