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Hundreds of jobs up in the air as Fayette Regional Health files notice to close this summer

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Posted at 11:58 AM, May 16, 2019

RICHMOND — Fayette Regional Health has filed a WARN notice with the state of Indiana saying they will be closing this summer and all employees will be terminated.

In the notice, Fayette Regional said they had provided written notice to all 437 employees affected by the closure, and that those employees would still have a job through "at least" July 3. Fayette Regional will cease operations no later than July 31, 2019.

"While Fayette is continuing to negotiate with various parties in the hopes of accomplishing a sale of its assets, Fayette as the operating company, will be permanently ceasing operations at all facilities operated by Fayette effective no later than July 31, 2019," the notice reads. "In conjunction with the cessation of operations, the employment of all Fayette employees will end. These employment terminations are expected to be permanent."

On Monday, Fayette Regional announced that they had reached a sale agreement with Reid Health. The specific terms of that agreement were not released, but Fayette Regional said they expect it will be finalized by mid-July.

“Reid Health is a known entity in our community, and we look forward to working with them through this transition,” Randy White, president and CEO of Fayette Regional said. “I want to thank our talented team of employees, nurses, and physicians for continuing to provide our patients with an exceptional experience during this time.”

It is unclear at this time what the sale will mean for the current employees of Fayette Regional, whose jobs with the hospital are in jeopardy as early as July 3.

“Moving forward, we’ll be taking into consideration the unique demographics of Connersville and the surrounding communities, sustainable clinical resources, and the viability of the facilities,” Craig Kinyon, president and CEO of Reid Health said. “Ultimately, we’re committed to offering high-quality healthcare services in the community.”