North Shore LIJ to lay off more than 150 employees

North Shore LIJ Hospital officials have announced Thursday it will be necessary to lay off 152 employees to preserve the financial health of the institution.

Officials say the layoffs will mostly affect administrative employees and a handful of doctors but not bedside nurses. They ensure patient care will not be affected.

Of those laid off, 35 will have an option of accepting severance or another position within the organization. Severance packages are being given to all affected employees.

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