COAL TOWNSHIP - Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has reportedly laid off employees involved in housekeeping and laundry duties.

A relative of a worker who lost her job contacted The News-Item about the layoffs, which apparently were announced Thursday.

Bruce Kimball, administrator at Mountain View, was unavailable for comment Friday, but representatives at the Coal Township facility directed questions to Edward Bulliet, vice president of operations for Complete Healthcare Resources, which owns the facility.

"At this point, we do not have a comment. We will have a written statement going out to the press on Monday," he said.

CHR began operation of the manor in 2010 after purchasing it from Northumberland County, which had operated it for decades before citing financial difficulties in getting out of the health care business.

Medicaid funding cuts have been a major concern for nursing homes. In May, caregivers from Mountain View traveled to Harrisburg to meet with legislators and ask state leaders to restore proposed funding cuts. They said the cuts were the reason behind many nursing homes in Pennsylvania being forced to lay off workers.