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Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative is reorganizing and plans to cut annual expenses by $250 million. The Burien clinic's expansion plans are delayed one year, but no lay-offs are planned.

Group Health Clinic expansion in Burien delayed; No layoffs expected

Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative is reorganizing due to financial constraints, and plans to cut annual expenses by $250 million by the end of 2013, CEO Scott Armstrong said in an email to employees. He said some job cuts will come. Richard Magnuson, executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer, is leaving shortly. His resignation is due to a larger reorganization already in motion, Group Health reports.

The Highline Times reached Group Health Media Relations Manager, Mike Foley, who said no layoffs will occur in the Burien Group Health Clinic. He said, however, that the expansion plans at its current location, 140 SW 146th St., will be delayed, and the project will be finished in 2015, not 2014, as was previously expected.

Foley said that the current quality of care Group Health provides will remain high.

So far, two houses have been purchased, leveled and cleared by Group Health's Burien clinic to make way for the expansion.

Click here for our 2011 story on the expansion.

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