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Mt. Nittany Medical Center Layoffs

There’s another round of layoffs at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College as 250 employees are losing their jobs.

Administrators say they’re struggling with a huge loss in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mount Nittany Health employees are receiving word of the latest layoffs Tuesday in an email from President and CEO Kathleen Rhine.

She confirms that 10 percent of the workforce, 250 positions, are being eliminated with the center facing a $70 million shortfall in the current fiscal year.

Other restructuring changes include a 10 percent pay cut for executives and reductions in spending elsewhere.

Administrators say the health system does not plan to reduce programs and services and will maintain current nurse-to-patient and nursing assistant-to-patient staffing ratios.

The latest job cuts follow last month’s reduction of 50 management positions at Mount Nittany Health.

State Senator Jake Corman says when the senate returns to session next week, they’ll be voting on allocating pandemic bail out money, specifically aimed at helping hospitals.

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