WEIRTON, W.Va. – Officials at Weirton Medical Center (WMC) announced that the Hospital has signed
a letter of intent to affliate further with the West Virginia University Health System by becoming a full member of the Health System. WMC became a clinical afliate of WVU Medicine in 2020.
“Since beginning our clinical partnership with WVU Medicine in 2020, they continued to be nationally
recognized for the delivery of world-class medicine and groundbreaking research. This affiliation with
the WVU Health System is just the next phase in our continued growth at WMC, providing patients
with expanded access to WVU Medicine specialists and advanced medical care right in their
community,” John Frankovitch, WMC President and CEO, said.
“The partnership is not just an affliation but a community investment on the part of WMC and WVU
Medicine. In addition to the exceptional medical care we provide, WMC has a significant economic
impact on the region with over 1,400 employees. Our partnership with WVU Medicine ensures WMC
will continue for the next generation, providing the exceptional, compassionate healthcare our patients
have come to expect.”
The WVU Health System, which operates under the brand name WVU Medicine, is West Virginia’s
largest network of hospitals, clinics, and specialty institutes with more than 3,000 licensed beds, 4,000
providers, and 30,000 employees. An 881-bed, Magnet-recognized academic medical center in
Morgantown, West Virginia anchors the network of 24 hospitals and clinics.
“The addition of Weirton Medical Center will bolster our efforts to ensure the residents of the
northern-most counties in the state have access to world-class healthcare without having to leave
home,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the WVU Health System, said. “We laid the
groundwork in 2020 with our clinical afliation and remain impressed with both the Hospital and the
growth opportunities it will present as a full-member of our network. We look forward to expanding our
collaboration even further.”
WMC is a 238-bed acute care hospital located on U.S. Route 22 in West Virginia’s Northern
Panhandle. Serving patients from West Virginia, eastern Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania, WMC
operates over 50 ancillary locations throughout the tri-state region. It is one of the largest employers
in northern West Virginia.
WMC and WVU Medicine will begin the approval process with a target affiliation date of January 1, 2025.