According to CityRoom, "St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan announced Tuesday that it had laid off 180 of its 3,800 employees, blaming the recession and two years of health care cuts and taxes imposed by the state." Apparently most of the layoffs "ranged from administrative workers to support workers in food service, housekeeping and clerical job" and it's unclear how many nurses were laid off. The Greater New York Hospital Association trade group said, "We have said time and again that hospitals have no room left to absorb additional cuts, and we’re deeply concerned that what happened at Saint Vincent’s today is just the tip of the iceberg." The hospital is embarking on a massive $800+ million project to replace its hospital.