YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Avera Health announced in September that they would lay off some employees and cut hours in a cost control move.
Doug Ekeren, President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says costs are rising much faster than revenues.
Ekeren says it’s a difficult balance on services and employees.
Ekeren says they are looking at alternative services and providers.
Avera Sacred Heart discontinued a cardiac rehab program.
Most of the job cuts were in administration and support and not direct medical care.