West Virginia University Hospitals officials announced Friday that it had entered into a management agreement with Jackson General Hospital in Ripley.
Jackson General Hospital is a 25 bed facility with more than 300 employees.
The agreement takes effect on September 1. In addition to the agreement, the hospital’s president and CEO, Stephanie McCoy, will now be employed by WVU Hospitals.
Officials from both entities issued statements to go along with the announcement.
WVU Health System President and CEO Albert Wright:
“With this agreement, we are establishing another point of access for patients in the Ohio Valley area that will complement our existing hospitals – Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, and Wetzel County Hospital, our affiliate in New Martinsville. This helps us to strengthen our system and ensure that West Virginians will not have to travel great distances to find the healthcare services they need.”
Jackson General Hospital President and CEO Stephanie McCoy:
“Our mission is ‘Saving lives, changing lives with quality healthcare, one family at a time, and we believe that we will be able to better provide the highest quality healthcare to the families of Jackson County and the surrounding areas by entering into this relationship with WVU Hospitals.”
Rob Fisher, chairman of the Jackson General Hospital Board of Directors:
“The management agreement helps us to guarantee that the hospital will continue to serve the area as it has for 54 years, and it provides our patients with easy access to a level of care that is unrivaled in the state. We appreciate the opportunity to work with WVU Hospitals and to better care for the citizens of Jackson County and the neighboring region.”
Earlier this week, Braxton County Memorial Hospital announced its intent to join WVU Health System.