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Recommendations will affect state hospitals

Larned State Hospital named

By Mike Shields
KHI News Service

TOPEKA — Kansas officials are prepared to move forward with some of the resulting recommendations by a Colorado consultant, including reducing the number of employees at Larned State Hospital and Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka.
Shawn Sullivan, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, the agency that oversees the hospitals, said no layoffs would be required to complete the agency’s follow-up plan.
The equivalent of about 35 full-time jobs at KNI and 22 at Larned would be eliminated over the next two years as workers retire, resign or otherwise leave.
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