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Nurses in Monroe County Receive Layoff Notices

EAST STROUDSBURG — Pocono Medical Center plans to lay off dozens of nurses. The head of the nurses union confirms 61 nurses at the hospital in East Stroud...

EAST STROUDSBURG -- Pocono Medical Center plans to lay off dozens of nurses.

The head of the nurses union confirms 61 nurses at the hospital in East Stroudsburg were given layoff notices.

It's not clear when the layoffs will take effect.

Pocono Medical Center says the job cuts are the result of a shift from inpatient to outpatient care and an attempt to provide better care at a lower cost.