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OVMC/EORH Works With OVRTA to Ease Travel Burden for Employees
WHEELING--Employees at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry are getting a gas break as officials for the two facilities announced recently that they will provide employees with free bus tokens to utilize the services of OVRTA to travel to and from work.
"This is an opportunity for our work force to save money on gasoline, parking and wear and tear on their vehicles," said James R. Stultz, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corporation, the parent company for OVMC and EORH.
Here's how it works. Employees who are interested in trying bus service can visit the Human Resources Department at either of the two hospitals and obtain up to ten free bus tokens, which will provide service to and from work for a period of five days. For employees who find that the bus service meets their needs, the hospitals will offer monthly bus passes to them at half price.
"Many of us don't give our local bus service much thought, but in these days of high gasoline prices, it's something that we should all consider," Stultz commented. "We have already had a number of employees take advantage of the offer."
The hospitals are providing both maps of the service areas and schedules for bus runs. Local bus service runs from Shadyside to Rayland in Ohio and from McMechen to Warwood in West Virginia. Additionally, service is available to Bethlehem and the Ohio Valley Mall.