Venice Regional Bayfront Health lays off employees, reports say

Venice Regional Bayfront Health Layoffs

VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - A Venice hospital is reporting layoffs as a result of the Florida legislature doing away with the state’s certificate of need law.

The law is used to require hospitals to prove there was a “need” in the community for a new facility before one could be built. Currently that that is no longer a requirement, but hospitals have to be more competitive.

Venice Regional Bayfront Health reports that only 2 percent of its workforce of 875 employees are being impacted.

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