Potomac Valley Hospital anoints Crossland Cancer Center

Pictured left to right: Mark Boucot, President and CEO of PVH, and Edward Crossland

WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital (PVH) recently held a ceremony anointing its oncology program The Crossland Cancer Center following a very generous donation to the hospital by the Edward Crossland family. Their philanthropic gift to the PVH cancer center has helped ensure the continued growth of the facility and the services it provides.

The WVU Cancer Institute at Potomac Valley Hospital officially saw its first patient in March of 2022. Since then, it has seen 223 new patients, with a total of 846 patient visits. Within the center, patients are able to receive blood transfusions, chemotherapy infusions, hematology services, IV therapy infusions, and other infusion services for patients with chronic conditions. The 1,400 square foot clinic includes six new infusion bays consisting of both private bays and communal bays for patients who desire support and interaction with other patients during the infusion process.

The Crossland family, who attended the ceremony, was honored to have the center named after them.

“I’d like to thank Dr. Shannon and the cancer center staff for the care and compassion you have shown my father in his treatment here,” said Edward Crossland. “My dad has benefitted greatly, and that is what prompted our involvement in supporting cancer care at PVH. We are grateful for the care that has been given. We are grateful that WVU is part of the community, and we’re happy as a family to also be part of it. And we are very humbled by the naming of this center, the Crossland Cancer Center.”

In addition to the Crossland family, many members of the community made donations to the center in honor of their loved ones. These donations and the loved ones honored were memorialized by naming treatment bays within the center. Recognized during the ceremony were Nancy Starcher and family, for their donation in memory of Don Starcher; Emma Hammond, for her donation in memory of her late husband Samuel David Hammond; and Ronna Mathias Monseau and family, for their donation in memory of Ron Mathias. The family of Joy Cousins as well as staff from PVH were also recognized, for the community effort in naming the nurses station after Dr. Cousins, who was an emergency room physician at PVH for many years.

The event, attended by luminaries from WVU Medicine, including Edward Harrison, Vice President of Cancer Services, as well as Mineral County Commissioner Jerry Whisner, PVH Board members, and PVH staff, also included tours of the new facility.

“I can’t thank the Crossland Family enough for their generosity and recognition of our hospital team. This donation will be used to support the cancer center here at PVH so that patients don’t have to travel,” said Mark Boucot, President & CEO at PVH. “We are blessed to have such generous people in our community, and their support for the hospital means a great deal to all of us who work here. We put patients first, to make sure we are providing the highest quality care possible. Our mission statement says we strive to treat every patient like family, and I thank the Crossland family for recognizing the staff and the great care we give at WVU Medicine Cancer Centers in our region.”

To learn more about donating to the WVU Cancer Institute at Potomac Valley Hospital, or the PVH Foundation, please contact Christian Brooks through email: [email protected], by phone: 304-597-3648, or make a donation online: https://pvh-foundation.org/