Barnesville Hospital, Harrison Community Hospital officially join WVU Medicine

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Barnesville Hospital in Belmont County, Ohio, and Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz, Ohio, officially became full members of the West Virginia University Health System effective April 1.

Barnesville Hospital
Barnesville Hospital

“With these two hospitals, we’re solidifying our presence in the Upper Ohio Valley by ensuring that residents on both sides of the Ohio River have convenient access to the high quality care they need when and where they need it,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the WVU Health System, said. “It’s always exciting to grow a family, and the WVU Medicine family is no exception. We’re proud to welcome the patients and employees of these hospitals into the System, and we look forward to continuing and strengthening their legacies.”

Barnesville Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital that employs approximately 250 people, entered into a management agreement and clinical affiliation with WVU Hospitals and the WVU Health System on June 1, 2019. It offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient services, including cardiopulmonary care and rehabilitation, emergency medicine, general surgery, laboratory, physical and occupational therapy, radiology, sleep medicine, and speech/language pathology.

Harrison Community Hospital
Harrison Community Hospital

Harrison Community Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that offers a wide range of healthcare services, including emergency medicine; surgical services; laboratory services; advanced imaging services, including MRI; vascular studies; cardiac rehab; physical, speech, and occupational therapy; skilled nursing services; chemotherapy; women’s health; pain management; and more. It has been an affiliate of Wheeling Hospital, which became a full member of the WVU Health System on April 1, since 2017.

In February, the WVU Health System announced that Dave Phillips, CEO of Barnesville Hospital, would also serve as CEO of Harrison Community Hospital.

“Entering into our relationship with the WVU Health System nearly two years ago was one of the best decisions we have made at Barnesville Hospital. Our patients and employees have reaped the reward of affiliating with a world-class healthcare system, and we are excited for even greater things to come in the future,” Phillips said. 

“Harrison Community Hospital will no doubt see the same benefits that we’ve seen in Barnesville. The people of the Cadiz area can rest assured that their healthcare is in great hands with WVU Medicine.”

As full members of the Health System, Barnesville and Harrison Community hospitals are part of a broad, integrated network of doctors, hospitals, clinics, and specialized institutes across West Virginia, Southwestern Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and Eastern Ohio. Today, the WVU Health System, which operates under the brand WVU Medicine, has more than 27,000 employees; more than 2,815 providers; and more than 2.5 million patient visits annually.

About the West Virginia University Health System 
The West Virginia University Health System, West Virginia’s largest health system and largest private employer, is comprised of 16 hospitals – its flagship hospital, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, including its Fairmont Medical Center campus in Fairmont; Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville, Ohio; Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg; Braxton County Memorial Hospital in Gassaway; Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg; Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz, Ohio; Jackson General Hospital in Ripley; Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson; Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser; Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale; St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon; Summersville Regional Medical Center in Summersville; Uniontown Hospital in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; United Hospital Center in Bridgeport; Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville; and Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling. It also provides management services to Garrett Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Maryland, and Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. The WVU Health System also includes five institutes – the WVU Cancer Institute, the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, the WVU Eye Institute, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. For more information, visit