Wheeling Hospital, founded in 1850, has served patients longer than any other hospital in West Virginia. Today, it is a 223-bed acute care facility with a medical staff of nearly 300 primary care and specialty physicians.
Now known as WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital, it provides a wide array of primary and tertiary care services. In addition to the hospital, the complex includes the Continuous Care Center and the Howard Long Wellness Center. Connected to the hospital are four medical office buildings. In addition, Tower 5 features a state-of-the-art Emergency/Trauma Center, Center for Pediatrics, Intensive Care Units, physician offices and private patient rooms.
In downtown Wheeling, the Wheeling Clinic, a division of the hospital, houses additional physician offices and Visiting Nurses Services. Also downtown is the Urgent Care clinic in the Stone Center on Market Plaza.
Along with a wide range of services, Wheeling Hospital also boasts a diverse medical staff which includes the specialties of: audiology, podiatry, urology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, cardiology, hematology, oncology, gynecology, pain management, nephrology, family medicine, and general primary care services.
On March 31, 2021, it became a full member of the West Virginia University Health System (WVUHS) under a Letter of Intent between the Diocese and the West Virginia University Health System (WVUHS). The agreement ensures Wheeling Hospital will maintain its Catholic identity.
As a full member of the health system, Wheeling Hospital is part of a broad, integrated network of doctors, hospitals, clinics, and specialized institutes across West Virginia, Southwestern Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and Ohio. Today, the WVU Health System, which operates under the brand “WVU Medicine,” has more than 20,000 employees; 2,815 providers; 22 member, managed, and affiliate hospitals; and more than 2.5 million patient visits annually.
Mission and Vision
To improve the health of West Virginians and all we serve through excellence in patient care, research, and education.
To transform lives and eliminate health disparities through a nationally recognized patient-centered system of care that includes:
- An expanded regional healthcare delivery system
- Consistent, integrated patient care recognized for delivering the right care in the right place at the right time at all sites
- Development of new approaches to improve healthcare, including team-based models of care, expanding WVU clinical and translational research
- Educational programs throughout the network recognized for training uniquely qualified healthcare team members and leaders
- A culture of performance and excellence throughout the network
WVU Medicine serves the state and its communities by providing the highest level of healthcare available anywhere. But we realize that our responsibility does not end there. We also provide support to the people of West Virginia by making sure that healthcare is available to all, regardless of income or health insurance; supporting important educational and social welfare activities in the community; and providing financial support to the health professions education programs of West Virginia University.
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Positioned along the Ohio River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Wheeling is home to Wheeling Hospital, a 223-bed acute care facility that has served the community since 1850. With many outdoor activities and attractions, including 36 parks and playgrounds, Wheeling offers families plenty of enjoyment.
Wheeling, West Virginia
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