Las Vegas hospital lays off 41 workers |

Las Vegas hospital lays off 41 workers

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LAS VEGAS (AP) – A Pennsylvania-based health services company has laid off 41 employees at one of its five Las Vegas-area hospitals.

A spokeswoman for Desert Springs Hospital said Wednesday the job cuts aren’t related to the announcement last week that parent company Universal Health Services will spend $3.1 billion to buy several Nevada psychiatric hospitals.

Desert Springs spokeswoman Michelle Swafford says the layoffs came from among managers, supervisors, clinical and support staff.

She says no direct patient-care nurses were affected.

UHS owns Summerlin, Valley, Centennial Hills, Spring Valley and Desert Springs hospitals in Clark County.