WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A closing West Virginia hospital owes the city of Wheeling more than $415,000.
According to The Intelligencer, Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron says Ohio Valley Medical Center owes almost $47,900 for fire service and $368,000 in parking fees to subsidize use of a city garage.READ MORE: Community Members Rally For Justice In Death Of Jim Rogers, Man Tased By Pittsburgh Police
Herron said city officials thought they had negotiated a payment plan. Then the hospital announced it will close within three months.
The hospital’s CEO didn’t respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.READ MORE: Congressman Glenn Thompson Being Treated For COVID-19 At Walter Reed Hospital
Gov. Jim Justice says he’s asked his administration to see what it can do to prevent the closure.
The East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio is planned for closure in the same timeframe.
The hospitals say they’ve lost $37 million in the last two years, citing declining volume and reimbursements.MORE NEWS: Volunteers Sought For Days Of Service In Honor Of Tree Of Life Victims
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