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Fairmont General Hospital Continues Negotiations
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on October 02, 2013 @ 6:41PM
Created on October 02, 2013 @ 6:07PM

After all of the fall out Fairmont General Hospital has faced in past few weeks, they're still working to maintain the quality of care to their patients and residents

That was the message that hospital executives and workers wanted to get out to the community in a press conference that just wrapped up a few hours ago.

Since FGH filled for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection over a month ago, the fallout has seemed to be endless. With three high-level officials now gone hospital workers were left wondering what was next.

Wednesday afternoon hospital representatives, along with workers and the local union SEIU1199 came together to update the community on the steps they have taken to maintain the quality care that Fairmont General has always promised.

As of now, employees are in their fifth session of negotiations, and while many issues are still open to bargaining the two biggest debates still remain over healthcare and pension.

But all of that aside, hospital employees wanted you to know that they won't go anywhere without a fight.

"We still want to be on the hill at Fairmont General, and it's important to all of us because Fairmont's like a big family to us, we've all been
there, and employed there for a large number of years for most of us, and most of us have children and grandchildren in the community, and it's important that we have our own hospital and the survival of Fairmont General is in the best interest of us, and the community." said John Hindman, a medical technologist at Fairmont General Hospital

FGH is set to continue negotiations with its employees, and local union representatives tomorrow morning. Employees say that as long as they have your support they won't be going anywhere, anytime soon.


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