California county health system eyes cuts, layoffs to overcome $57M shortfall

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In an effort to overcome a $57 million shortfall, the San Mateo (Calif.) County Health System is proposing several cuts to its services, according to the Palo Alto Daily Post. 

The health system is proposing to cut the number of psychiatric beds in half, close its hospital pharmacy and lay off 80 employees.

Health system officials estimate the cuts will save the county hospital system $16 million.

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