Alecto releases statement regarding FRMC

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Officials from Aletco Healthcare Services has released the following statement regarding the closure of the Fairmont Regional Medical Center:

In support of and in conjunction with Governor Justice’s and WVU Medicine’s announcement on March 13, 2020, that WVU Medicine would be building a new hospital in Marion County over the next 24 months, and that until that time, WVU Medicine would operate an emergency department and acute beds at the current FRMC location while it builds the new hospital and after a brief period of closure, FRMC will be closing its operations and there will be no patient care services offered at the hospital as of 5:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020.

FRMC has been working to complete the previously announced winding down of patient care operations over the last several weeks so that patients can, if necessary, be safely transferred to other facilities and to allow for an orderly and previously planned closure process so that WVU Medicine can begin its work.

FRMC will be providing additional information about access to medical records in the coming days. Patients can rest assured that all medical records are secured and will be maintained.

Questions about WVU Medicine’s plans or employment with WVU Medicine in Fairmont or elsewhere should be directed to WVU Medicine.