CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Eastern Panhandle hospital has agreed to join the West Virginia University Health System.
Officials with Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg have signed a letter of intent to join the health care system. The Grant County Commission owns the facility, which an appointed Board of Trustees operates.
“The location of Grant Memorial Hospital in the base of the Eastern Panhandle makes it a great fit to help us strengthen the care we provide to the residents of that region,” said Albert Wright, WVU Health System’s president and CEO, on Friday. “The patients served by Grant Memorial Hospital will see an increase in the services provided locally and easier access to specialty and sub-specialty care at our flagship hospital, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown.”
Grant County Commission President Scotty Miley said the hospital joining the name will help solidify the facility’s future.
“For generations, Grant Memorial Hospital has been the backbone of healthcare for the Potomac Highlands. Each and every day, the hospital employees go above and beyond providing nothing but exceptional care and compassion. As Grant County’s largest employer, the importance of Grant Memorial Hospital extends far beyond our facility,” he said.
“Over the years, we have all witnessed major changes in healthcare and the regulatory climate. With our hospital joining WVU Medicine, we are able to preserve the importance of Grant Memorial Hospital being in Grant County, grow to meet the changes needed for future success, and expand our level of care and services that are needed for our patients. This is truly a win for everyone.”
The parties anticipate the deal will be finalized in late 2022.