GOV. JUSTICE PRAISES MULTI-AGENCY PUSH TO ESTABLISH ALTERNATIVE CARE SITE
Gov. Justice applauded Thursday’s team effort that delivered multiple truckloads of hospital beds and other needed equipment from the former Fairmont Regional Medical Center to St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, for a planned alternative care site to expand West Virginia’s capabilities.
The Division of Highways, State Police, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation together supplied a half-dozen trucks. Personnel from those agencies and the West Virginia National Guard loaded up the equipment in Fairmont and helped offload it at the Charleston site. FEMA Region III also assisted this effort.
“This was truly a whole-of-government effort, and that’s so important,” Gov. Justice said. “There are times when agencies don’t pull the rope together, but right here we’ve got all these agencies are working together, and I’m really, really proud of them.”