The NYU Langone Sleep Disorders Center in New York is scheduled to close in early March, according to a Crain’s news report.
Employees of the NYU Langone Sleep Disorders Center received notices from the medical center that they may lose their jobs because the facility is closing, according to a letter sent to workers last week.
A notification letter written by Katie Schliessman, an administrator in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, told employees they would be laid off by the NYU School of Medicine. Workers at the sleep lab, located within Bellevue Hospital on First Avenue, will receive severance and outplacement benefits, according to the letter.
The sleep center treated such conditions as obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and narcolepsy, among other disorders.
An NYU Langone spokeswoman said the sleep lab’s closure, scheduled for early March, was triggered because “physicians overseeing the program have resigned from NYU Langone.” She said the hospital was trying to find other roles for seven staff members and would help find referrals for patients.