RALEIGH – WakeMed Health and Hospitals plans to close two nursing centers as it lays off 110 employees to save money.
The health provider said the cuts will affect case managers, food preparation workers, interpreters, nurses and rehabilitation therapists.
Most of the cuts come from closing a nursing home in Fuquay-Varina that houses 36 people. Patients will be moved to other homes in the area.
WakeMed’s director for rehabilitation Elaine Rohlik said closing the home in Fuquay-Varina and one in Zebulon will save $4 million.
The hospital system expects to lose about $15 million in the fiscal year that ends next month. WakeMed says changes in state and federal policies will cost about $23 million in lost revenue in the coming year.
Some of those being laid off are part-time employees.