Gouverneur (WTNY) -- Current employees of E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur will have to reapply for jobs there once the dissolution plan is complete.
That announcement coming Wednesday, one day after a plan to save the hospital was announced. Under the plan, E.J. Noble would be dissolved and merged with Canton Potsdam Hospital under a corporation named St. Lawrence Health System. E.J. Noble would be renamed Gouverneur Hospital. Officials say it's a bid to avoid bankruptcy and keep the financially troubled facility open.
Those jobs would include union contracted jobs at the facility. The unions would have to negotiate a new contract with the new entity.