By Joanne Finnegan @ Fierce Healthcare

Squeezed budgets and regulatory uncertainty are pushing a number of hospitals across the country to cut back on staff. One of the largest reductions in staff is taking place at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, which last week announced plans to offer buyouts to 1,600 employees. The reason for the trouble: flat reimbursement and rising operating costs.

And it's a problem felt across the country, STAT reports. Financial woes have already led Catholic Health Initiatives to slash 900 positions through layoffs and buyouts, STAT reports, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Care Center to cut 1,000 jobs.

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