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BURNET — The round of layoffs announced last week by the Seton Family of Hospitals won’t affect Seton Highland Lakes, officials said Monday.

The staff at the 25-bed hospital won’t be included in the estimated 150 layoffs across the Seton system, hospital administrator Arie Dejong said.

“Seton Highland Lakes continues to be financially sound, thanks to the dedication of our hard-working team members,” Dejong said in a statement. “We are very grateful for the incredible support from our community, which has contributed to the unprecedented growth and expansion we have experienced over the past few years.”

News of the layoffs at Seton’s other 30 hospitals and clinics came last week as administrators said they hoped to trim the system’s operating budget by 5 percent.

About half of the 150 lost jobs include positions that are already vacant, according to Greg Hartman, president of Austin’s University Medical Center Brackenridge.

The other cuts involve full-time and part-time workers.

None of the cuts will compromise patient care, Hartman said.

Hospital managers were notified of the cuts Feb. 10.

Seton employs about 11,500 people in 11 counties.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.