On Wellness in WV

HUNTINGTON AND POINT PLEASANT, WV (August 23, 2013) –Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) and Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) announce that they are beginning exclusive discussions toward a collaborative arrangement/partnership agreement that will be designed to mutually benefit both organizations. Leaders at CHH and PVH plan to work together to develop the agreement over the next 90 days.

Cabell Huntington Hospital has earned a reputation for innovation, commitment to advancing medicine and enhancing the medical talent in our region. “This partnership will enhance the best of both organizations,” stated Brent A. Marsteller, President/CEO of Cabell Huntington Hospital. “The growth and development of Cabell’s academic affiliation with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health physicians over the past decade has proved that joining together to provide highly-specialized physicians and services means better health care for the community. We know that formally collaborating with Pleasant Valley Hospital will benefit the communities to our north while continuing our high standard of personal care in Huntington and the surrounding areas.”

Recently named one of the top hospitals in the State of West Virginia for Quality Patient Care, Pleasant Valley Hospital has been seeking a partner that will help them continue to ensure the residents of Point Pleasant and Mason County have access to top quality health care.

 

“These are exciting and challenging times for all health care organizations. We chose to seek a partner that we believe would best help us meet those challenges and best serve the people who live in our community. We believe that Cabell Huntington Hospital’s vision for the future best aligned with our vision,” said Larry Unroe, interim CEO of Pleasant Valley Hospital.

The development of a partnership agreement between CHH and PVH will provide opportunities for new and enhanced health care services, based on the needs of patients and the community. The PVH campus will continue to provide hospital, nursing home and rehabilitation services. “This opportunity will allow PVH to be at the forefront of health care excellence in the Tri-State,” stated Unroe. “The Board of Trustees and Management believe PVH services (i.e., hospital, nursing home, rehab, etc.), our local physicians, and our PVH staff will continue to play a vital role in our communities.”

Cabell Huntington Hospital is a 303-bed academic medical center located in Huntington, West Virginia. Cabell Huntington is home to the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and cares for patients from more than 29 counties throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio. Opened in 1956, it is a teaching hospital and is affiliated with Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

Established in 1959, Pleasant Valley Hospital is a not-for-profit healthcare system that provides community-oriented healthcare for Mason and Jackson counties in West Virginia and the counties of Gallia and Meigs in Ohio. This 201-bed facility offers a full spectrum of services and includes a 101-bed acute care facility, a 100-bed nursing & rehabilitation center, three medical equipment sites and a wellness center (open to the public). Pleasant Valley Hospital has over 40 practicing physicians and provides general services to the community including OB-GYN, radiology, emergency medicine, inpatient and outpatient surgery, neurology, sleep studies, urology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, oncology/hematology, otolaryngology, home health, hospice, and a full-range of rehabilitation services.  Radiology services include CT with virtual colonoscopy and 64-Slice CT cardiac, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and mammography.  PVH also operates fifteen medical clinics.

HUNTINGTON, WV – Cabell Huntington Hospital Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Hoyt J. Burdick, MD, FACHE recently served as one of three panelists at a national forum discussion for healthcare leaders and physician executives from across the country.

Dr. Burdick was selected as a charter member of the newly formed Physician Executive Forum Committee of the American College of Physician Executives. The forum discussion took place earlier in August in New York City and brought together healthcare leaders and physician executives for a high-level educational opportunity. Dr. Burdick served on the panel discussing the effective collaboration between physician and non-clinical leaders to achieve goals for healthcare organizations.

Dr. Burdick is also currently serving as president of the West Virginia State Medical Association. In his role at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Dr. Burdick oversees performance improvement and patient safety, infection prevention, regulatory compliance, medical staff peer review, credentialing, medical informatics, emergency physicians and supervision of physician medical directors.

Cabell Huntington Hospital is a 303-bed academic medical center located in Huntington, West Virginia. Cabell Huntington cares for patients from more than 29 counties throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio. Opened in 1956, it is a teaching hospital and is affiliated with Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.