Grant Memorial Hospital officially joins WVU Medicine

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Grant Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Petersburg officially became a full member of the West Virginia University Health System effective July 1.

“We are incredibly excited to officially welcome Grant Memorial Hospital into the WVU Medicine family. With our hub-and-spoke model of care, the residents of Grant County and the surrounding region will see an expansion of local services and easier access to our specialty and sub-specialty services in Morgantown,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the WVU Health System, said. “While we hope that people never need our services, our pledge to the people of the Petersburg area is to provide them with the care they need close to home.”

GMH signed a letter of intent to join the WVU Health System in October 2021. John Sylvia assumed the role of president and CEO of GMH in January.

“I am very excited that this relationship builds upon the current quality and service of the hospital,” Sylvia said. “With the addition of the Health System’s resources, Grant Memorial will be able to achieve even higher levels of care and bring additional programs and services to the community.”

GMH is a not-for-profit critical access hospital owned by the Grant County Commission and previously operated by the Board of Trustees appointed by the Commission. It serves the valley of the Potomac Highlands, which includes citizens of Grant, Hardy, Pendleton, Hampshire, and Mineral counties. It has a combined 25 licensed inpatient beds and is a 501(c)(3) organization. The facility is supported by more than 350 employees and a medical staff of over 15.

“This year, Grant Memorial Hospital celebrated its 65th anniversary of providing healthcare to the residents of the Potomac Highlands. I can think of no better way to celebrate that anniversary than with the Hospital becoming a full member in the WVU Health System,” Scotty Miley, Grant County commissioner, said. “Not only is the Hospital our local source of healthcare, it is also Grant County’s largest employer, providing jobs to people from all over the region. It is a storied and much-needed pillar in this community, and we look forward to the future growth and expansion of services that being part of WVU Medicine will bring.”

As a full member of the WVU Health System, GMH is part of a broad, integrated network of doctors, hospitals, clinics, and specialized institutes across West Virginia, Southwestern Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and Eastern Ohio. Today, the WVU Health System, which operates under the brand WVU Medicine, has more than 30,000 employees; more than 4,900 providers; and more than 2.5 million patient visits annually.

“The Board of Trustees of Grant Memorial is committed to providing access to quality healthcare for the residents of the Potomac Highlands, and the partnership with WVU Health System is another step in retaining and strengthening our legacy to ensure healthcare at home for many years to come,” Tammy Kesner-Martin, chair of the GMH Board of Trustees, said. “We are excited for the opportunity to expand services with the additional resources available through the System.”

A celebration of Grant Memorial Hospital’s full membership in the WVU Health System will be held on July 11.

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