Methodist Hospital Releases More Than a Dozen Licensed Practical Nurses

Published 05/30 2014 05:20PM

Updated 05/30 2014 05:23PM

14 licensed practical nurses at Methodist Hospital in Henderson will have to begin searching for a new location to work.

Today, the hospital announced the nurses have 48 days to be reassigned to a new location, such as working in a doctor's office within Methodist Hospital, or be laid off.

Hospital officials says the change is due the Affordable Care Act and more patients needing acute care, which requires a more skilled nurse.

They also say that hospitals across the country have been making the same changes, and while they tried to hold off as long as possible, the time has come where they've had to make the change of bringing in more skilled nurses to provide care for the patients.

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