Utica, NY (WIBX) - Health care workers from the State Public Employees Federation and the Civil Service Employees Association will be holding a rally today to protest the closing of the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Utica.

The rally will take place at noon in front of the State Office Building on Genesee Street.

The state Office of Mental Health plans to transfer patients to the Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, resulting in more than 140 job losses.

Senator Joe Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi plan to attend today's rally.