MARTINS FERRY — It seems East Ohio Regional Hospital is one other step nearer to opening its doorways for enterprise.
Spokesman Michael Garrison stated Monday workers on the facility just lately realized it acquired closing approval from the mandatory state and federal companies to start seeing sufferers.
A gap date has not but been set.
“We have been very happy to listen to again from each The Joint Fee and the Ohio Division of Well being that we’ve got met the mandatory regulatory requirements for our reopening,” stated Bernie Albertini, chief working officer of EORH. “This may deliver us one crucial step nearer to opening our doorways to the neighborhood.”
Albertini gave credit score to the hospital workers for his or her assist in getting the regulatory approvals.
“I actually have at hand it to our proficient and devoted workers and medical workers who’ve labored tirelessly to assist us get up to now.
“All of us stay up for our reopening announcement and the chance to welcome our sufferers again to EORH,” he stated.
Albertini stated Monday there are some things that must be executed earlier than the power can reopen.
“Our staff at EORH has actually been working across the clock to place the ending touches on every little thing. Given the persevering with street work that has closed components of I-70 and the Fulton Bridge, we anticipate being busy as quickly as we open our doorways, so we’re simply within the closing levels of constructing positive every little thing is prepared,” he stated.
Personnel within the emergency room even have been working additional exhausting to prepare for sufferers.
“Now we have executed various apply runs in our ER already in anticipation of being a go-to location for the EMS — significantly given the street closures within the space,” Albertini stated.
He famous the hospital nonetheless has a number of positions out there, significantly ER nurses and ultrasound technicians. To use, go to www.eohospital.com.
EORH was bought final spring by Dr. John Johnson, a psychiatrist based mostly within the Dayton space, from Alecto Healthcare Providers of California.
Alecto shutdown the power in fall 2019 together with its sister facility Ohio Valley Medical Middle in Wheeling. OVMC has since been bought by the town of Wheeling.
Individuals within the Martins Ferry neighborhood and past have been shocked to study the hospital was being closed by Alecto. For a lot of months they labored and prayed that somebody can be eager about buying and reopening the power as a hospital once more.
Johnson, who already was accustomed to the area due to his 2012 buy of the Wheeling-Pitt constructing in Wheeling, determined to tackle the problem of reopening EORH. He has had success in turning round a psychiatric hospital in Dayton, and in addition owns and operates a number of clinics in Central Ohio.
Johnson additionally plans to renovate the previous Wheeling-Pitt construction into an 110-unit condo constructing.
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