Albany Times Union
Samaritan Hospital eliminated 22 full- and part-time positions for licensed practical nurses who served on staff teams treating hospital patients. The employees were offered jobs in other parts of St. Peter’s Health Partners, the hospital’s parent, said Norman Dascher, chief executive of Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals in Troy. Eighteen accepted the positions, two declined and left the hospital and two stayed on their medical units as patient-care technicians, spokesman Michael Mullaney said. St. Peter’s Hospital uses a staff model that includes registered nurses and aides, but not LPNs, Dascher said. Samaritan will adopt this model.