Woodland Heights lays off 6 in staffing adjustment

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - State records show Woodland Heights Medical Center have laid off six employees in May.

Hospital CEO Kyle Swift confirmed the layoffs, saying they came from aligning the number of patients seeking hospital services.

"The hospital made a small adjustment to our staffing to align with the number of patients who are seeking our services," Swift said in an email. "As a result of that adjustment, six individuals are no longer employees at the hospital."

A Texas Workforce Commission WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) update showed the layoffs would be in effect May 17.

The WARN Act is a US labor law which requires employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of mass layoffs. Employers are covered by WARN if they have 100 or more employees.

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