War Memorial Hospital
War Memorial Hospital is a federally-designated Critical Access Hospital (CAH).
- CAH Designation criteria are defined as follows: physical location in a state that has an established Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
- Program (Flex Program)
- Be located in a rural area
- Provide 24-hour emergency care services, using on-site or on-call staff
- Provide no more than 25 inpatient beds
- Have an average length of stay of 96 hours or less; and
- Be either 35 miles from another hospital or another CAH, or 15 miles away in areas with mountainous terrain or only secondary roads.
- The new War Memorial Hospital will have the same bed configuration as the current hospital: 25 inpatient beds and 16 long-term care beds.
Construction Timeline & Background
- Certificate of Need (CON) application approved by the West Virginia Health Care Authority in January 2010
- Ground Breaking: June 2010
- Project Completion: 2012
- Age of current facility: 63 years
- Building site: 80-acre parcel on Fairview Drive
- Total Project Cost: $30 million
- Finished Square Feet: Approximately 87,000
- Project designed to achieve LEED silver certification
- Architects: Perkins + Wills
- Engineers: Valley Engineering Surveying Planning
- Project Management: Hammes Company
- Construction Manager: Howard Shockey & Sons