Davis Medical Center
Davis Medical Center in Elkins

120 Years of Community Healthcare: Davis Medical Center celebrates National Hospital Week

ELKINS, WV – Founded in 1903 as a gift from the Henry Gassaway Davis family, Davis Medical Center (DMC) has stood as a beacon of health and healing for over a century, steadfast in its commitment to serving the medical needs of the community.

As hospitals across the United States recognize National Hospital Week, DMC is celebrating a legacy of service spanning more than a century to Randolph and surrounding counties.

 “As we reflect on our journey over the past 120 years, we are filled with gratitude for the countless lives we have touched, the milestones we have achieved, and the challenges we have overcome together,” said Davis Health System President & CEO Vance Jackson. “From delivering exceptional patient care to advancing medical innovation, Davis Medical Center has remained steadfast in our mission to improve the health and well-being of our communities.”

Patients rely on the wide range of critical health care services that only hospitals and health systems can provide, including 24/7 emergency and other higher-acuity care. Hospitals also work with community partners to develop and deploy programs that advance health and wellness. 

In addition to the vital role DMC plays in the health of the community, it’s local workforce of nearly 800 people contributes significantly to the economic vitality of Randolph County.

“We employ the majority of the local healthcare workforce,” said Jackson.  “By attracting skilled professionals, generating employment opportunities, and encouraging ancillary businesses, Davis Medical Center serves as an economic anchor, fortifying the region’s prosperity.”

Throughout National Hospital Week, Davis Health System hospitals have celebrated the contributions of its employees through special events and activities to express gratitude to their dedicated team.

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