UPDATE: Alecto releases statement into FRMC closure

UPDATE (3/18/2020 4:50 p.m.): FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The administration of Alecto and Fairmont Regional Medical Center has released a statement with details of its closure of the hospital in Fairmont. The statement, in its entirety, follows. “In support of and in conjunction with Governor Justice’s and WVU Medicine’s announcement on March 13, 2020, that WVU […]

Former FRMC employees plan lawsuit over lack of payment

FAIRMONT, WV – Alecto Healthcare Services, Wednesday made the decision to deny registered nurses and other former health care workers of Fairmont Regional Medical Center the wages and benefits that had previously been promised to them, according to a news release from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 WV/KY/OH. After meeting with hospital […]

Marion County lawmakers urging Gov. Justice to take executive action to keep FRMC open during coronavirus epidemic; Sen. Manchin releases statement

UPDATE (3/19/20 3:58 p.m.): CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., released a statement on the scheduled closure of Fairmont Regional Medical Center. “I have done everything in my power to keep Fairmont Regional Medical Center open and operating. Unfortunately, it is closing tonight. Our state, nation and world are facing an unprecedented pandemic in […]

President and CEO of Mon Health releases statement regarding FRMC closure

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – President and CEO of Mon Health Systems, David Goldberg has released a statement in response to the recent closure of Fairmont Regional Medical Center. Below is his full statement: The COVID-19 healthcare crisis demonstrates clearly and forcefully the need for strong, local and diversified hospital services in communities like Fairmont. The current […]

UPDATE: WV Gov. Justice & WVU Medicine announce plans to keep FRMC running while new Fairmont hospital is built

UPDATE (March 13, 2020 1:55 p.m.): FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Gov. Justice and WVU Medicine officials announced plans to keep Fairmont Regional Medical Center open while a new hospital is being built by in Fairmont by WVU Medicine. Once approved by the state, construction could take 18 to 24 months, they said. The new facility would […]

Genesis held open interviews for FRMC employees

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Genesis Healthcare held open interviews at the Work Force West Virginia office in downtown Fairmont today from nine to four o’clock Thursday. All applicants needed was a resume in hand for an on-the-spot interview for open positions with Genesis. Most of the positions they were searching were in nursing, but in their […]

Mon Health quickly working on opening their hospital in White Hall, following FRMC closure

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Mon Health has been tightly working with Marion County delegates and the governor to fast track plans for the new hospital that will be located in White Hall. The day Fairmont Regional Medical Center closed there doors for good, employees at Mon Health sent in their applications and letter of intents for […]

WVU Cancer Institute in Fairmont plans to stay following closure of FRMC

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The news about Fairmont Regional Medical Center closing worried some community members about what would happen to the WVU Cancer Institute. The issue was that the cancer center itself is an entity of WVU, but they weren’t sure if the property was owned by WVU or the hospital. After a more in […]

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