BLUE HILL — Officials at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital say they will offer employees a buyout plan in an effort to avoid layoffs.

The hospital announced Thursday that its “voluntary separation incentive plan” is available for all employees, but administrators will have the final say on who gets it.

The hospital currently employees about 330 people.

CEO Greg Raroff didn’t say how many positions it needs to eliminate or how much needs to be saved.

Raroff says the hospital will likely break even in 2012, but that isn’t enough.

Final decisions on the buyout are expected to be made by Sept. 17.

The hospital is affiliated with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

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