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Warren County Considers Privatizing Some Jobs at County Nursing Home

Concern is growing in Warren County as efforts are underway to privatize some of the services at Warren Haven, the county’s nursing home.

According to an article on LehighValleyLive.com, a cost-cutting plan has been proposed that would allow a private company to take over tasks such as laundry, housekeeping, and food service operations. But that plan could mean eliminating over 30 union jobs.

These possible changes are due to the $3.5 million loss, a lowered Medicare reimbursement rate, and state cap laws that the facility faced this year.

But union members are concerned that if these jobs are taken over by minimum wage workers, quality of care at Warren Haven will diminish.