FGH still has concerns over Highland

Dec 1, 2010 Full story: The Times West Virginian 11

As Fairmont General Hospital officials cut the ribbon on a new geriatric psych ward today, there is still a great deal of uncertainty when it comes to how the hospital will be affected by a proposed mental facility in Harrison County.

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Get over it

Clarksburg, WV

#1 Dec 1, 2010
Please. There are enough people needing mental health to fill a hundred old UHC's. Fairmont needs to just get over it. It's not like Highland will take all of their business.
Beavis

United States

#2 Dec 1, 2010
All FGH needs to do to be profitable is advertise its new psych ward facility here on TOPIX.

“Don't sing it, Bring it!”

Since: Nov 08

Clarksburg, WV

#3 Dec 2, 2010
FGH is circling the drain and they are panicing. With the new UHC location cutting into thier grant money they may not be there much longer.

How can you compare 19 beds at FGH to a dedicated facility at the old UHC. It is insane. Harrison County could fill 19 beds with fruit loops on one good weekend.
Evil Twin

French Creek, WV

#4 Dec 7, 2010
Razor1979 wrote:
FGH is circling the drain and they are panicing. With the new UHC location cutting into thier grant money they may not be there much longer.
How can you compare 19 beds at FGH to a dedicated facility at the old UHC. It is insane. Harrison County could fill 19 beds with fruit loops on one good weekend.
Thank you. I agree that FGH is circling the drain. Shame because it's a nice place. I case manage and I've gotten great cooperation from FGH over the years. I'm really concerned that Highland will be a magnet for the crazied from all over the state. They've already announced that they intend to see to the uninsured only for very short stays, 7 to 14 nights. According to statisttics, that's about 90 percent of WV. The only emergency shelter in Clarksburg is already being utilized to the limit. How are we expected to deal with this? The crisis center has two beds. That's bizarre. Razor, I'm counting on you for some input. Highland is about to flood us with the rationally impaired. I've already done the City approach thing. They're only thinking about new local jobs and a new local tax source.

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Since: Nov 08

Clarksburg, WV

#5 Dec 9, 2010
Correct me if I am wrong but if they are transported here from a distance they will have to be transported back where they came from when they are released. I think it will be very few direct admits. Most will be transferring out from hospitals and they will have to be transferred back, also I understand a VERY large percentage of what they plan to do is juveniles. So they would defiantly not be released.

I don't think anyone will just be walking out the front door unless family arranges to pick them up or something.
Evil Twin

French Creek, WV

#6 Dec 25, 2010
Razor1979 wrote:
Correct me if I am wrong but if they are transported here from a distance they will have to be transported back where they came from when they are released. I think it will be very few direct admits. Most will be transferring out from hospitals and they will have to be transferred back, also I understand a VERY large percentage of what they plan to do is juveniles. So they would defiantly not be released.
I don't think anyone will just be walking out the front door unless family arranges to pick them up or something.
The process is called dumping and every county in WV inflicts it on every other county in WV. They are never transported back. They are literally pushed out the doors. Clarksburg will be flooded with them just like in the early 90's when the liberals got the State to liberate the crazies. You are wrong in thinking juveniles are a primary concern. They will be sent to Pressly Ridge. We will be handed WV's mouthwash drinkers, anti-socials and psychopaths. The only reason they want to open in Clarksburg is to open the floodgate. Charleston is furious with their presence. Sorry to disagree with you on this as I enjoy your posts. Check into it. I've sucessfully committed a crazy once in twenty years . She was back on the streets in 90 days. I've even seen Raliegh Co. pay an ambulance service 900 bucks to get someone here and not there.No kidding, this is bad news.

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Since: Nov 08

Clarksburg, WV

#7 Dec 25, 2010
I don't see any scenario where 300 jobs that pay 35-40 thousand could be bad news for the city of clarksburg with the recent losses of UHC and several big things downtown to Bridgeport. If we do not try to run the heroin dispensery out of town why would we try to block this? This town needs the jobs or the lower middle class here may become the mouthwash drinkers you speak of.
Evil Twin

French Creek, WV

#8 Jan 14, 2011
Sorry to disagree but the City of Clarksburg has no formal plan or any plan to deal with the flood of homelessness that this will rain down upon our heads. Most cities have a Publc Shelter in addition to a Mission. Clarksburg doesn't have this. How many jobs? 300 that pay beaucoup. I make minimum and will have to deal with this flood directly. How about those 300 all agree to take in three dischargees. That would cover the first year maybe. Do some research. Oh yeah, the pay rate is more like 25-30 thousand and 40 to 60% of staff will be imported. I guess that's better than the FBI's importation rate of 90%. Really, do some research. Highland isn't well received anywhere and always looked back on as "Who's idea was that?.

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Since: Nov 08

Clarksburg, WV

#9 Jan 14, 2011
Where should I do this research I have done some reading through google searches and i can't find anything the verifies one negative claim you are making. Please provide me and the other readers a link. If it is such a huge problem why can't I find anything on my own?? The only negative things i see have been put out my Fairmont General. I have a feeling you might work there or be related to someone that does.

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Since: Nov 08

Clarksburg, WV

#10 Jan 14, 2011
25-30 thousand is still a good job by the way! People who need jobs would be glad to make 30k. Maybe you need to do some research on the income of people in your hometown. It is a very dire situation nobody talks about. People are working everyday for minimum wage. Never climbing out of poverty.

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Since: Nov 08

Clarksburg, WV

#11 Jan 14, 2011
this article from the state journal (which is in Charleston and says nothing about all these negative things in Charleston you talk about) says the AVERAGE salarie will be $35,000 to $40,000 a year WITH benefits.

here is a link to reference my information so it is not a hollow claim like all of yours.

http://statejournal.com/story.cfm...

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