ROCKPORT — A community health care provider in mid-coast Maine is continuing to cut staff as it seeks ways to save money.

The Bangor Daily News says Pen Bay Healthcare laid off 15 more people, eliminated positions and reduced the hours of other employees as part of an effort to offset an expected $3 million revenue drop for its fiscal year, which begins in April.

In February, Pen Bay cut 10 positions and reduced hours for seven employees.

Pen Bay spokesman Chris Burke says they’re seeing fewer patients, more patients are asking for free or reduced care and others aren’t paying their bills.

Pen Bay employs about 1,500 people in a number of medical offices and extended care and hospice facilities.

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