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Iowa county close to selling struggling health care center

October 3, 2018

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Officials in central Iowa’s Black Hawk County are close to approving the $5.6 million sale of a nursing and mental health care center that has struggled financially in recent years.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the buyer, Pritok Capital, plans to keep Country View open, but it’s not clear how many of the 190 workers there will keep their jobs.

The agreement to sell the county-owned facility is being finalized and could be voted on as soon as next week.

If the sale is approved, the county will lay off current workers at the facility, and they will have to apply for new jobs with Pritok.

Supervisor Linda Laylin says the sale must be approved before the county can discuss in detail what will happen to workers.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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