FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — About a third of the employees at Fairbanks' primary mental health organization will lose their jobs next week because of budget cuts.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/03dmhh ) reports the staffing cuts are being made at a time when the Fairbanks Community Health Center is overhauling its operations as it heads toward bankruptcy.
It'll emerge from a short closure next week with a different name — Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services — and new oversight from the nonprofit organization that provides mental-health care in Anchorage.
Interim Executive Director Jake Poole says the scope of the cuts was a surprise. But as auditors inspected the financial problems at the center, it became clear that aggressive action was necessary.
Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com