WVU Medicine opens small hospital in West Virginia

Morgantown-based West Virginia University Medicine has opened a 10-bed inpatient unit and an emergency department at the former Fairmont Regional Medical Center, according to WVNews

The opening comes just over three months after Fairmont Regional closed. Irving, Calif.-based Alecto Healthcare, which owned Fairmont Regional, said in late February that it would close the West Virginia hospital within 60 days because it was unable to find a buyer.

But Albert Wright Jr., CEO and president of WVU Medicine, said in March he had worked out a deal with the governor to keep portions of Fairmont Regional open while WVU Medicine builds a 100-bed hospital in Fairmont. 

The reopened facility will remain open in the community until WVU Medicine's new hospital opens.

More articles on capital:
Baltimore hospital to tweak design of $108M expansion due to COVID-19
West Coast University to move healthcare campus from Dallas
Beaumont to reduce bed count at Wayne hospital

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Featured Content

Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers