The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a resolution calling on Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office to investigate Alecto Health Care Services.
Delegate Erikka Storch (R-Ohio Co.) is the lead sponsor for the bill, which passed on a 94-4 vote.
Alecto was the parent company of Ohio Valley Medical Center before its closure. Meanwhile Alecto currently owns the Fairmont Regional Medical Center in Fairmont, West Virginia, which is now slated to close.
The resolution points out “while Alecto took the financial “risks,” the public was largely left to foot the bills. With Alecto’s purchase of OVMC, the city of Wheeling agreed to pay $1.5 million for capital repairs and provide another $1.5 million to demolish old buildings on the properties.”
A copy of the complete resolution can be found here.