Pennsylvania long-term care facility to shutter, lay off 122 employees

LifeCare Hospitals of Mechanicsburg (Pa.) is closing and will lay off 122 employees, according to a Central Penn Business Journal report.  

The long-term care facility, operated by Plano, Texas-based LifeCare Health Partners, provides specialty and acute care.

The closure and layoffs are slated to take effect Sept. 10, affecting 122 workers, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act filing with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

"We have made the difficult decision to close our hospital in Mechanicsburg. We began communicating with employees, patients and physicians late last week. This was not an easy decision," a spokesperson for LifeCare said in a statement to the Central Penn Business Journal.

The LifeCare spokesperson said the company is encouraging affected employees to apply for positions in the company's other hospitals and providing other transitional support. 

 

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