Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Announces Expansion, Generous Benefactor

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Press Release from Pocahontas Memorial Hospital

MARLINTON, WV — Pocahontas Memorial Hospital (PMH) officials announced today plans for a $6.6 million addition to the hospital that will expand desperately needed healthcare services and critical care for the rural region.

“We have all waited a long time for this day,” said Andrew Bair, CEO of PMH. “Our staff, this community, and most importantly, our patients deserve high-quality access to modern healthcare,” he added.

$6.6M Project

The $6.6M expansion project includes a new rural health clinic; modernized and additional clinic examination rooms, rehabilitation addition; expansions to the cardio-pulmonary/respiratory and radiology department, including mammography, nuclear medicine, and stress testing.

“These preventative services are crucial in our area,” Bair said. “Our hospital provides quality preventative and emergency healthcare that is within an hour’s drive for our county residents.”

In addition, PMH offers Level IV trauma care through its emergency department—an essential service not only for residents but also for visitors to Snowshoe Resort and other recreational designations.

Joe & Peg Greenlee Rural Health Center at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital

The project will be funded primarily through a $5.7 million USDA loan approved by the Pocahontas County Commission on June 28, 2022. In addition, the hospital secured a $1 million gift from generous benefactors, Joe and Peg Greenlee. Moving forward the new facility will be known as the Joe & Peg Greenlee Rural Health Center at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.

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“We are grateful for the generous support from the Greenlees and the USDA,” said Rebecca Hammer, CFO of PMH. “Their commitment jump started our campaign and hospital expansion.”

Since 1906, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has served the health and wellness needs of a five-county region, which includes Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Nicholas, and Randolph counties in West Virginia, as well as Bath County, Virginia.

The hospital’s ‘Building on our Past, Building for the Future’ capital campaign is ongoing. The generous support secured will cover expenses for the first phase of the expansion. However, the total renovation project costs $11 million. The additional renovations will include enhancements to the hospital’s operating room, ICU, inpatient pharmacy, and emergency room. Anyone interested in contributing to the campaign can visit, www.pmhcampaign.com for more details.

 

 

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