Saint Elizabeth East Hospital

A St. Elizabeth Health official says 39 jobs will be cut at the organization's hospitals in Lafayette and Crawfordsville.

Lisa Decker, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, says those positions are across all units and does include "several nurse positions." She says no doctor jobs are being cut.

Below is the news release from Franciscan Alliance about the staff reduction:

Lafayette is moving forward with efforts to annex three parcels of land.

City council members approved resolutions to take over land near Saint Elizabeth East, IU Arnett Hospital, and a section of Veterans Memorial Parkway at U.S. 52.

Mayor Tony Roswarski says much of the land being annexed is undeveloped.

"We want to get a good strategic plan in there for infrastructure, for roads, for drainage, for zoning to make sure that as things develop, they complement the city, they add to the type of growth that we want to have for the city."

Two Lafayette hospitals are named on a report for medical errors last year.

IU Health Arnett was flagged for a surgery in which doctors operated on the wrong body part.  There were more than a dozen similar cases last year at other hospitals in the state.

Saint Elizabeth East committed two errors, according to the report.  Both involved leaving foreign objects in a patient after surgery.

The number of reported errors across the state reached an all-time high in 2010.  There were 107 incidents, which is the most since the study began five years ago.