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Brattleboro Retreat lays off workers

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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -

Twenty-seven employees at Brattleboro Retreat will soon be out of a job.

Retreat officials say though admissions and revenue are at their highest in recent years, so, too, is the number of acute psychiatric patients. They hired staff to meet the need, but now revenues have fallen flat. The Retreat says to stay financially stable they have to cut their administrative staff.

"Our task is to provide emergency admissions quick access to care, excellent psychiatric care, and to communicate strong coordination of aftercare plans and that's what our dogs needs to move more toward," said Peter Albert of the Brattleboro Retreat.

In all, 31 positions are being cut, four of which are currently vacant. Albert says the area most impacted by the cuts will be educational therapy classes for young patients.

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