LifeCare in Pennsylvania to close, lay off 122

LifeCare Hospitals of Mechanicsburg LLC, a provider of specialty acute medical care, is shutting its doors, displacing 122 workers, according to the Central Penn Business Journal.

The hospital is located at 4950 Wilson Lane in Lower Allen Township.

"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 spokeswoman for LifeCare said.

Layoffs will take effect Sept. 10, the company said in a layoff notice it provided to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Some 122 workers will lose their jobs as a result of the closure, according to the notice which was made under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, Act.

"This is to advise you that on or about September 10, 2018, LifeCare Hospitals of Mechanicsburg will permanently close and the Company anticipates its employees’ last day to be on that date," the notice read.

Read the full story in the Central Penn Business Journal.

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