For more than a century the Ohio Valley Medical Center has been part of the fabric of our community, so the announcement that OVMC/EORH is planning to close hurts.
My initial concern is for the 1,200 employees and their families. Everybody in the Valley should focus on extending a helping hand to those who are impacted, from the nurses to housekeeping.
Since hearing the news last week, we have met with the hospital administrator at OVMC and spoken with Governor Justice and urged him to get the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources involved.
In the coming weeks we will work to ensure as soft a transition as possible for not only the employees but also the tens of thousands of residents who rely on the hospital for care.
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