Jobs in limbo as Summit Park Hospital sale nears

Hundreds of workers at Summit Park Hospital & Nursing Care Center in Pomona, N.Y., are waiting to learn their job status as the anticipated sale of the hospital draws closer, according to The Journal News.

Many of the employees at Summit Park, which is part of Rockland County's Department of Hospitals, are waiting to find out if they will be hired by the hospital's new owner, according to the report. The workers include clerical staff, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists.

About 38 workers have "bumping" rights to positions in other county departments, meaning they have the right to replace a junior employee in a particular assignment or job for which both employees are qualified. Other employees will likely retire, according to the report.

The jobs hang in limbo after Summit Park's buyer, Sympaticare, recently received its operating licenses, setting up a $32 million sale that could happen by Sept. 30. The sale would allow the company and its owner, Shalom Braunstein, to own and eventually operate the money-losing facility in Pomona, according to The Journal News. Some 432 positions could be abolished as Summit Park is sold.

Workers could begin finding out by Sept. 9 whether they will be hired by the new owner.

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