KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Wellmont Health Systems has announced a reduction in its workforce.

According to spokesman Jim Wozniak they are cutting 50 positions at three of the Virginia hospitals.  The hospitals affected are Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Lee Regional Medical Center and Lonesome Pine Hospital.  The cuts have been spread out across several departments.

Wozniak cites a $25 million reduction in revenue for the next fiscal year as one of the reasons for the layoffs.