Sumter Regional to cut 40 positions

SUMTER COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - News Leader 9 has confirmed that Sumter Regional Hospital East (SRH) is cutting 40 positions.

Hospital CEO David Seagraves says the positions have been cut or will be cut in the coming weeks -- affecting a wide range of departments from support to clinical stafff.

Seagraves adds that he regrets having to cut any employee that stuck with them through hard times, but right now, the hospital is seeing a lower volume of patients and cannot afford to keep the current number of staff.