Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

At the end of this year, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor is closing its inpatient acute rehabilitation program.

The program treats patients with traumatic injuries, debilitating disease and those recovering from certain types of surgery.

A spokesperson said that the change will help the Bangor hospital meet the greatest needs of the community with available resources.

Fewer than 50 employees will be affected, and efforts will be made to ensure placement in other openings across the Northern Light system, according to the hospital.

This article appears through a media partnership with Maine Public.