Sponsored by TeleTracking | info@teletracking.com | 1.800.927.0294

This Ohio hospital closed — when will the highway signs come down?

East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry recently closed, but hospital signage on a nearby highway has not been removed or covered, reports The Times Leader.

EORH President and CEO Daniel Dunmyer announced the facility closure in August and said it would take three months to fully wind down operations. EORH stopped taking patients Sept. 27, and all patients were transferred out of the facility by Oct. 7, according to The Times Leader.

The highway signs are Ohio Department of Transportation's responsibility. ODOT is waiting for confirmation from the hospital that it is permanently closed before removing them, a spokesperson from the highways department told The Times Leader. ODOT will not temporarily cover the signs.

The hospital's owner, Alecto Healthcare Services of Irvine, Calif., is rumored to be in negotiations to sell the hospital, according to The Times Leader. The delay to confirm closure with ODOT could further fuel the rumors.

Read the full story here

 

More articles on patient flow:

Flu shot miracle at MIT Medical: 9,378 people vaccinated in 1 day with wait times under 10 minutes
California hospital closed for more than a year could reopen in November
Odor sickens staffers, closes operating room at UVM Medical Center campus

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months