Dr. James Redington reinstated at Bath Community Hospital


Dr. James Redington has been reinstated to his position at Bath Community Hospital.  According to an article published in The Recorder newspaper, an agreement was reached on Tuesday during mediation between Dr. Redington and the hospital.

After working with Bath Community Hospital for twenty six years, Dr. Redington’s contract was not renewed in late August.  In September four other doctors resigned in support of Dr. Redington.  A concerned citizens group was formed and at one of it’s events, a public forum in October, about four hundred people attended with the vast majority of them speaking in support of Dr.  Redington and urging the hospital to reinstate him.

A statement about the mediation says, in part:

“Bath Community Hospital and Dr. James Redington have successfully mediated the disputes between us and reached a compromise that is in the best interests of the hospital and the community we serve.  The hospital and Dr.  Redington are eager to move forward in our efforts to provide quality medical services to the community.  While portions of the settlement agreement will remain confidential, the hospital and Dr. Redington have agreed to share the following information publicly:

Dr. Redington has been reinstated as an employee of Bath Community Hospital and will return to the emergency room on January 5.

Dr. Redington will dismiss his lawsuit against the hospital and the individual board members who were also named as defendants, which will allow us to focus on patient care.

Additionally Bath Community Hospital plans to review its bylaws and board of directors policies to evaluate additional community representation.”

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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