Construction Update
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


LEED Certification


  • Project designed to achieve LEED silver certification


Construction Team 


  • Architects: Perkins + Wills
  • Engineers: Valley Engineering Surveying Planning
  • Project Management: Hammes Company
  • Construction Manager: Howard Shockey & Sons