BSA Lays Off

By Ben Briscoe
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TEXAS - A major local employer is laying off.

Baptist Saint Anthony's Health System has eliminated the positions of about 50 employees.

Those cuts started last night in a combination of full-time and part-time positions.

Only one bedside nurse position was eliminated entirely.

Most of the cuts came in the janitorial and administrative staffs.

Employees who were laid off have the option of applying for other jobs within the BSA hospital system, but those new positions are not guaranteed.

And more layoffs may be looming.

On August 26, two high-level BSA employees told NewsChannel 10 that 150 to 300 people could loose their jobs.

At that time BSA's spokeswoman denied that any lay offs were on the way.