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East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry closed Sept. 27, according to The Intelligencer.

President and CEO Daniel C. Dunmyer announced plans in August to close EORH and Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va., which are owned by Irvine, Calif.-based Alecto Healthcare Services. He cited mounting financial losses as one of the factors forcing the hospitals to shut down. He also placed blame on Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital's alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.

EORH shut down a few weeks before it was originally slated to close. Mr. Dunmyer said he hoped to have a deal in place by Sept. 27 for an unnamed company to acquire the hospital, but a deal was not finalized, according to The Intelligencer.

Ohio Valley Medical Center suspended inpatient and emergency medical services on Sept. 4.

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