Via Christi says months of lowered hospital and physician visits put the company $18 million dollars behind budget for fiscal year 2013.
They'll eliminate between 350 and 400 jobs, about 4 percent of the company's Kansas workforce, by the end of June. About 80 of those will be taken care of by not filling current vacancies, but 80 percent of total job cuts will be designated for Wichita.
In addition, about 35 senior leaders in the company will take a 4 percent salary deduction.
Staff members who lose their jobs will receive severance and other support.