Providence Behavioral Health Hospital plans 202 layoffs in Holyoke as state mulls decision to close inpatient beds

Mercy Medical Center plans to lay off 202 employees at its Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke when it permanently closes all 74 of its inpatient psychiatry beds there at the end of June. Mercy, itself owned by Trinity Health Of New England, filed a WARN notice under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act with the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development May 1. The state Labor Department made the notice public Monday.

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