South suburban hospital to cut staff

September 9, 2009 4:25:59 PM PDT
Blue Island's Metro South Hospital plans to layoff 120 employees. It's been a little more than a year since a new ownership group took over the facility which was previously called St. Francis Hospital and Health Center.

Metro South officials had hoped to reduce operating costs rather than reduce staff but they say a drop in inpatient admissions has made the job cuts necessary.