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Lay-offs hit troubled Ticonderoga hospital

Officials at Inter-Lakes Healthcare in Ticonderoga say 15 full-time workers at Moses Ludington Hospital will lose their jobs. "The worsening economy, lower health-care reimbursements and the pending state budget cuts are resulting in significant decreases in our revenue, and forcing us to make some very difficult decisions." said CEO Kevin Haughney, in a prepared statement.

"These decisions were extremely difficult, but absolutely necessary in order to help ensure the long-term survival of our organization and the critically important services we provide to our community."

The move comes as hospitals and nursing homes across the region brace for cuts in state aid. The decision also comes less than a month after Inter-Lakes abruptly dismissed former CEO Roger Masse. Inter-Lakes also operates a nursing home and a dental clinic.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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