NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (WTRF) – Earlier this week the state’s largest health system took in Wetzel County Hospital as it’s own, making it the thirteenth WVU Health System hospital.
It’s very gratifying to be able to say ‘we are WVU Medicine. We are the academic health system of the university for the state of West Virginia’.”Albert Wright, WVU Health System President & CEO
Wetzel County Hospital has been a staple of healthcare in the community for a hundred years, offering a variety of inpatient and outpatient services.
You’ll see the healthcare services continue to grow here. I believe you’ll see jobs grow at every hospital.Albert Wright, WVU Health System President & CEO
Wetzel County Hospital already has a primary care base and an emergency department, but there are now the same physicians in both WVU Health System and Wetzel County Hospital.
The hospital also has more primary care and family medicine, with plans to eventually bring more cardiovascular, oncology, neuroscience, and neurology services to the site.
Physicians and services are the lifeblood of a hospital.Albert Wright, WVU Health System President & CEO
Wetzel County Hospital will also have lower overhead costs and more doctors and physicians.
This merge isn’t just beneficial for Wetzel County Hospital.
Patients in this community may be sent to WVU Health System’s bigger hospitals if they need higher level services.
WVU Health System believes this will secure there will be a hospital here for next several decades.