Washington, D.C. (WVVA) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the announced closure of Fairmont Regional Medical Center.
“Marion County and Fairmont are my home area. This is where I grew up. And we know that the 11th largest county and the 7th largest city in West Virginia can’t survive without a quality hospital. This is an unfortunate and painful trend across rural America. The closing of rural hospitals and clinics continues to make access to quality care harder and forces people to travel unreasonably far distances to receive the care they need. I am reaching out to every person and party involved to save the Fairmont Regional Medical Center and look forward to working with all parties to make sure that Fairmont has a hospital for the health and well being of every citizen and for the economic well being of the county,” said Senator Manchin.