WVa hospital’s parent agrees to pay $240K to former workers

Fairmont Regional Medical Center

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Some workers left without jobs when a West Virginia hospital closed will recoup money for paid time off under a settlement reached between a union, the hospital’s parent company and the state attorney general.

Alecto Healthcare Services will pay more than $240,000 to certified nurse assistants, cafeteria and maintenance workers and other support staff at Fairmont Regional Medical Center who were represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in a statement Monday.

The statement said work continues on securing back health care costs and pension benefits owed to the employees.

Irvine, California-based Alecto announced its decision in February to close the hospital, which shut down in March.

Last week, Morrisey’s office helped secure more than $844,000 for members of the Service Employees International Union at the hospital for paid time off, accrued vacation time and bonus days.

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