1,079 to lose jobs in Ohio, West Virginia hospital closings

More than a thousand workers at East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry and Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va., will lose their jobs when the hospitals close in October, according to state filings cited by The Review.

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice Act filings, legally required with planned mass layoffs, show most of the layoffs (736) are at Ohio Valley, and 343 workers at East Ohio Regional Hospital will lose their jobs.

Daniel C. Dunmyer, president and CEO of both hospitals, announced the closure of the two rural sites earlier this month, citing mounting financial losses and other factors. Both hospitals are owned by Irvine, Calif.-based Alecto Healthcare Services. 

Va. Rep. David McKinley and the state's governor, Jim Justice, have said they hope officials are able to preserve jobs and operations amid the planned closures, but no replacement has been identified to fill the healthcare void created by shuttering the hospitals, according to The Review.


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