Fairmont General Hospital
thuth

United States

#86 Sep 9, 2011
What I hear is wdtv called ruby and they say there is no buy out. Wonder if they calle. Uha and asked about a merger. Might be a good idea its all in the wording. And also hear its a done deal.
really

United States

#87 Sep 9, 2011
Plain and simple stop the name calling stick to focusing on saving the hospital.
New Poster

Fairmont, WV

#88 Sep 9, 2011
It's amazing to me how this outsider came into our town, and in a very short time has been able to turn residents against each other. I have read what some have said about co-workers and community leaders who have worked YEARS for the good of this community. They are being talked about with such venom! The same people you see out and about, know well enough to say "Hi!" to, and whom you've have liked and respected and maybe even worked with on various projects are now being vilified! All because of this one man's (Marquardt) arrogance and meanness. Why are you letting him turn you against each other? There are those afraid of losing their jobs, others afraid of losing their hospital and a very few (Osborne) who are trying to save both from being destroyed. But instead of working together to find out the truth WHATEVER THAT IS, you are pitting yourselves against each other. And that deflects all the attention away from the main problem....our hospital is in DEEP trouble! Contrary to what was said earlier, FGH was in a lot better shape BEFORE this man took over. Morale has progressively gotten worse and the financial health has been sinking fast. Because of the policies of this one man and a BOD with no guts our hospital is on life support. How can anyone not see that?? Loyalty to a boss should only go so far then you need to decide... "Do I continue to support a man who will be gone tomorrow or do I fight to keep the hospital around for years to come"? "Do I continue to be loyal to an outsider or do I support my local, hometown community"? I'm not sure someone who comes here by way of Michigan can ever know what it is to be a West Virginian. We stay true to our own here. We are a proud, caring community and we should NOT allow these few outsiders to destroy who we are by pitting us against each other while systematically dismantling our city hospital. I was born at FGH. Just like most of you. So unless Marquardt can prove to us by laying out his plan for SAVING the hospital and opening himself up for questioning by the workers and the community, my loyalty remains with FGH, not a
here-today-gone-tomorrow CEO!
Interesting

Clarksburg, WV

#89 Sep 9, 2011
This is crazy wrote:
I just got off the phone with one of my coworkers but who lives in Fairmont and she told me some interesting things.
For starters, Mr. Butch Osborne is one of the main people to blame about the current financial dilemma at Fairmont General Hosp. For starters he approved to build the HealthPlex as he was the board chair of finance committee. The HealthPlex is one of the main reasons why the hospital has no money.
Also Butch hired a bunch of his friends who made well over $100,000 dollars a year and were also INCOMPETENT..... Mr. Boyles for one, and there are others. No wonder why he quit the board because he is much to blame for the current situation. So he must be the one everyone is referring to about greasing palms? The other dead beat executives are gone all for the good. They were making over $200,000 and $400,000 dollars each. Check the WV Hospital Authority site and you will see that the current CEO, CFO and executives ALL Make less that the bozos before them. The current managers are trying to clean up the big mess Mr. Oborne and others left behind.
What a dump. Also, better be careful. That John Stone is an IT Guru and is watching all of you... so don't type at work cause that Plague Mr. Petrov will find you and FIRE YOU TO!
This makes sense now. No wonder why Butch Osborne quit the board. He's really the one to blame for this mess.
ancient one

United States

#90 Sep 9, 2011
Please,please stop the name calling and mudslinging.I'm already tired of it on political commercials. What kind of results do you get from that tactic ? I happen to be one of the union 30 + year employees and I happen to know for a fact that the other 30 + year workers in my department are some of the most loyal and HARD WORKING staff in Fairmont General Hospital. Most of us were born at this hospital and most of us gave birth to our children in this hospital. We have been through strikes, walkouts,and a few CEOs and we've been able to survive them all. We know that we have an uphill battle to survive the situations that have been thrown at us. We may make it (hopefully!) or we may not. God only knows that answer. HOwever, I haven't seen moral and trust this low. To be fair, I don't know anything about our CEO because the workers never see him, the CFO I do see in the cafeteria once in a while, and as to Kim Cheuvront I know she's been trying to recruit doctors because she brings them through our deptartment. I'm just asking for a true light on the situation here.Where do we stand? Is the top administration and the BOD being true to the hospital and the people of Marion County? I certainly hope so. Please,no covert deals. This is our hosptial and our livelyhood. When all said and done some can move on but most of us are here with our family and roots!
not fooling anyone

Fairmont, WV

#91 Sep 9, 2011
Interesting wrote:
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This makes sense now. No wonder why Butch Osborne quit the board. He's really the one to blame for this mess.
Yeah, go right ahead and blame the ONLY person on the BOD that had the guts to try to get rid of the CEO. It's easy to blame the ONLY one that stood up to the man. He was TOLD (by the chairman) to resign if he didn't toe the line and let Bob do everything he wanted without challenging him. And just because a person sits on the board DOES NOT MEAN THEY VOTE FOR EVERYTHING THE CEO WANTS! Get real! But you go right ahead and blame someone else for the mess Bob Marquardt got this hospital into. You're not fooling anyone.
Wrong

Fairmont, WV

#92 Sep 9, 2011
Interesting wrote:
<quoted text>
This makes sense now. No wonder why Butch Osborne quit the board. He's really the one to blame for this mess.
You are insane if you think you can defame Butch Osbourne. He has proven to be an upstanding caring man who has always given his best for this community. You should remain anonymous to avoid the wrath of everyone who knows Butch.
happy to see

Fairmont, WV

#93 Sep 9, 2011
I am happy to see people are seeing the truth. Butch Osborne is the only person willing to sign his name to anything. How is it there is so much fear. I don't understand. Is there not freedom of speech? Is there not union protection? Are people not willing to stand up for what is right regardless. There has to be someone out there that is does not intimidate easily. Who thew heck are these people anyway?
Wrong

Fairmont, WV

#94 Sep 9, 2011
This is crazy wrote:
I just got off the phone with one of my coworkers but who lives in Fairmont and she told me some interesting things.
For starters, Mr. Butch Osborne is one of the main people to blame about the current financial dilemma at Fairmont General Hosp. For starters he approved to build the HealthPlex as he was the board chair of finance committee. The HealthPlex is one of the main reasons why the hospital has no money.
Also Butch hired a bunch of his friends who made well over $100,000 dollars a year and were also INCOMPETENT..... Mr. Boyles for one, and there are others. No wonder why he quit the board because he is much to blame for the current situation. So he must be the one everyone is referring to about greasing palms? The other dead beat executives are gone all for the good. They were making over $200,000 and $400,000 dollars each. Check the WV Hospital Authority site and you will see that the current CEO, CFO and executives ALL Make less that the bozos before them. The current managers are trying to clean up the big mess Mr. Oborne and others left behind.
What a dump. Also, better be careful. That John Stone is an IT Guru and is watching all of you... so don't type at work cause that Plague Mr. Petrov will find you and FIRE YOU TO!
You should remain anonymous too. You underestimate the many people who actually know Butch and the upstanding man that he truly is.
huh

Fairmont, WV

#95 Sep 9, 2011
anyone know what media was doing at fgh today?
shamful

Fairmont, WV

#96 Sep 9, 2011
it is shameful that managers are behind closed doors laughing about this site and the comments being made. do they think we don't see and hear you.
WOW

Shinnston, WV

#97 Sep 9, 2011
Cindy wrote:
Why are you so concerned about what is going on with the hospital and burger king and there is such a need to clean up your city unwanted drug dealers and scum????? Go on and bitch about 4th street and stop worrying about the people at the hospital and where burger king is located. Get a fucking clue and start worrying about the real problem in Fairmont.....DRUGS!!!!! ON 4TH ST
Excuse me that sounds like police work, not medical staff work..Our local hospital is more important than the local drug dealers & burger king. That sounds like a dial "911" problem instead of what are we going to do if we loose FGH & 700 jobs... Call Kelly Moran and tell him to put his task force to better use..that is where you need to relay that message not here !
WOW

Shinnston, WV

#98 Sep 9, 2011
shamful wrote:
it is shameful that managers are behind closed doors laughing about this site and the comments being made. do they think we don't see and hear you.
See who is laughing when they are looking for a job ! Just like the FGH employees as they say " Last laugh is on you "
WOW

Shinnston, WV

#99 Sep 9, 2011
Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
You should remain anonymous too. You underestimate the many people who actually know Butch and the upstanding man that he truly is.
when you go against the majority you become the minority. I am sure you can understand the rest !
YngFmtRes

Chicago, IL

#100 Sep 9, 2011
I really wish that adults could hold on a conversation with out bitter, angry, name calling. We are suppose to be the grown-ups.

As for the facts- everything that is stated either side is just speculation unless it is backed up with some form a tangible fact. Just saying what was heard through the grape-vine is not a fact. Seeing things first hand is a fact but things are not always what they seem.

As for the boasting and tearing apart of individual people... Grow up. It takes more than one person to destroy or build something. We are community, act like it. It takes all of us not one if us. Yes, we are as strong as our weakest link. So, don't be a week link. Get more information. Don't just stop as what you think you know. Most of the information everyone wants to know can be found out through information that the public can see. Some people just want to jump in just because they think they know everything. There is always, "the rest of the story".

I feel so sad to see people going back and forth that I know are much older than me, that have been in this community far longer than I have been alive to be this nasty and petty to each other. It truly makes me wonder what my generation is going toward. If we can't work together to come to some solution that all is lost.

We know the hospital is having problems. We know employees are afraid to say anything. We know something isn't right. But what else do we really know for sure that we can back with first hand information. Placing blame on someone or everyone really gets nothing done. Where did pointing fingers get you as a child? It takes finding the problem, finding a solution, and taking action. All i see on here is name calling and blame being passed around.

I was born at FGH. My family always went to FGH for any health problems. That place has been in 3 generation of my family and hoping to be a 4th generation soon.

I know not everyone will ever see eye-to-eye. That is the great thing of being a individual with a opinion. We Have so many ways of solving this if we work together. We can work together. We just have to think and find the facts. Yelling at one another accomplishes nothing.

Because of what I have been reading I have been losing faith in the people of the community to actually do something when it counts. One person can start something but it takes our community to see it though.

And a side note to the people bashing Fairmont, WV- i would appreciate it if you would not be like that. I have pride in where my great-grandparents settled, raised their kids and then raised me. This is my home, my roots, and my life. I do not go bashing where anyone grew up or live. It is a very nasty and bitter thing to say and by using one situation to form an opinion about and area or people is just being very narrow minded that that is all there is to an area or persons. There are always good and bad wherever you go. So look at your own area and be a critic there and fix it there before you criticize any where else. If you do not live here you have no right in criticizing at all.

And I know after I say all this i will get some positive and negative feedbacks. I truly don't care and please believe me what you say will not hurt or effect me. I just want throw that out there to the bitter people on here that seem bent on being hurtful and nasty.
Also, too the people yelling "get a life." When a person takes interest in their community where they live their daily lives and their children live their daily lives, I think that is a life. Concern for, not only their family and themselves, but the people who live around them too. That shows me a person who truly loves their community and the people in it.
WTF

Shinnston, WV

#101 Sep 9, 2011
LMFAO !!!! You are FGH management.FGH pays for him to live here at SOUTHPOINT ! Where is his family... NOT HERE ! GET A FLIPPIN GRIP YOU ARE SHIT TO THESE PEOPLE ALSO JUST LIKE FGH LMFAO !!!
The truth will set u free wrote:
It is very interesting how many folks have their facts mistaken.
Couple of items to clarify the misperceptions by many disgruntled folks posting LIES and GARBAGE on this site.
1) Fairmont General's CEO lives in Fairmont,WV NOT Pennsylvania and is committed to keeping this hospital open and wants it to be successful. It was executives (and former board members) of the past that got Fairmont General into this bind in the firstplace not the current ones. They are simply trying to make Fairmont General a better place for all, employees, patients, community, etc.
2) If John Petrov fired anyone its because they deserved it. He is the best thing that has come to this hospital in a long time. He listens to us and does what's right. While he may not be perfect he is fair and many of us trust him.
3) The best idea which the current CEO did was move out Health South and open the new Gero Psych unit which is making FGH money
4) There are no SECRET DEALs and Administration is not paying off any off the union reps. For God's sake there isn't any money to pay them off with in the first place. REally? You people need to get a LIFE!
5) About 2/3rds of what is being said on this site is a LIE, GOSSIP or FABRICATION (whether intentional or dilusional is another story).
6) Obviously most of you don't have anything better to do with your time and have to hide behind bogus names on this site. Get a life!!!!!!!
Wonder

Shinnston, WV

#102 Sep 9, 2011
I heard today from a Ruby employee that UHC is planning to expanding there "SYSTEM" wonder if that includes FGH ?
Oh Please

Chicago, IL

#103 Sep 9, 2011
You idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
You better watch what you say cause a LAWSUIT is headed your way!
No harm was meant by my previous comment. The last I checked this forum was created to voice people's concerns/issues. I will refrain from any further comments. Thanks!

Community please rally behind FGH! Thanks!
The Real Deal

Salem, WV

#104 Sep 9, 2011
Talk is cheap these days, especially with the grave economic conditions that we all face as a community, state and nation. And what I've read here for the most part is just that: cheap. Man from the beginning has always faced challenges and adversities. Yet man is still here. What strikes a chord with me is that the "way" we will fail to survive will be from within. We are our most worse enemy by hypothetical thinking. Our goal to work as one now has failed. We slander each other with words that border idiocy. When we should be seeking the truth we idolize false rumors that run rampant throughout the organization, institution and the community until the same begins to fall from within. We, in short, destroy ourselves. The Real Deal here would be for the parties involved to come forth with the truth and be done with it. The Real Deal would in fact to simply deal with it, move on and learn from it. Rome didn't fall in a day and neither will FGH. But the climate at FGH has all the makings of doing just that if we falter. It's time, for once in Fairmont's existence, to finally work together, come up with a good plan and execute it. I think we can. What about you?
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Just Me

Fairmont, WV

#107 Sep 10, 2011
Skulking Rouge, just one question. "Would You?"

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