Even as one business rejoiced, another gave bad news to its employees. As supporters of the Rogers City Theater glowed in the satisfaction of meeting the goal to purchase a digital camera, a major employer is set to close its doors.
On Tuesday, officials from Extendicare Health Services, Inc. located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, met with employees of Rogers City Rehabilitation Hospital to say the facility would discontinue its inpatient services as of Nov. 1.
Tendercare Health Center — Rogers City, the 106-bed skilled nursing center, which is connected to the hospital, also operated by Extendicare, is unaffected by this change, according to EHS officials.
Rogers City Rehabilitation Hospital began operation in 1995, shortly after the closing of Rogers City Hospital. At the time of Tuesday’s announcement, it had 52 full and part time employees. The facility is licensed for 36 acute care beds.
(Full version of this story appears in the Sept. 26, 2013 edition of the Presque Isle County Advance)