Via Christi Health Systems says it is laying off 28 employees in Pittsburg as part of a statewide effort to cut costs.
The heath system in Pittsburg includes the hospital, physician offices and care facilities.
Via Christi spokesperson Michael Hayslip says the layoffs will help meet a goal of reducing expenses in Pittsburg by $3.5 million. He says cost reductions in contractual services helped prevent even more layoffs. And 25 open positions will not be filled.