BANGOR (AP) – Eastern Maine Medical Center is eliminating 76 positions, reducing overtime and delaying some capital improvements.

CEO Deborah Carey Johnson says the cutbacks are necessary to get the Bangor hospital “back on track” during a time of economic difficulties.

The hospital will eliminate 52 vacant positions and 24 positions that now are filled, and a planned $200 million update of the main campus may be put on hold.

But construction of the new CancerCare of Maine building in Brewer and a new parking garage on the hospital’s Bangor campus will continue.

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