WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital was honored to receive the “Large Business of the Year” award at the Summit Awards last week. The Summit Awards, organized by the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce, celebrate key businesses, non-profits, and people who make a difference within Mineral County.
“All of our Chamber members vote on their choice for the Summit Awards, so I have no say in the decision, but I was so glad to see Potomac Valley Hospital be recognized as Large Business of the Year for many reasons,” says Randy Crane, President and acting Executive Director of the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce. “First has been the incredible turn-around the hospital has done in a very few short years, including in the middle of a pandemic. Waiting times are short, the health care is better, and many more procedures and tests are available now. Secondly, has been the huge investment by WVU to provide many more services, office, and health care professionals in Mineral County. That will benefit the patients and the community and will be a big economic driver for the county. This award is well deserved, and I know our community is grateful for all PVH provides.”
Potomac Valley Hospital was anonymously nominated for the award by a member of the community: “WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital has been investing millions of dollars in new buildings, equipment, staff, training, new programs, and the community at large. Hospital President and CEO Mark Boucot has assembled an excellent leadership team to implement these changes and provide exceptional services to their patients. The hospital has received stroke care certification, radiology accreditation, and opened a new cancer center just this year alone.”
Members of hospital administration were present during the ceremony. Accepting the award on the hospital’s behalf was Potomac Valley Hospital Chief Operating Officer, Amy Boothe. “We are honored to be nominated as “Large Business of the Year.” She continued, “We are dedicated to providing quality care to our community. We are expanding services rapidly, to ensure that our residents have access to the specialty care they need. We plan to continue to provide these services and more in the coming years.”
Earlier this year, Potomac Valley Hospital achieved certification as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital through The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association. PVH was the third hospital in the state of West Virginia to achieve this distinction, designating the hospital able to provide the highest quality care to stroke patients.
Recently, PVH was awarded the American College of Radiology (ACR) gold seal of accreditation in computed tomography (CT). The accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board certified physicians who are experts in the field.
Potomac Valley Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Keyser, West Virginia. The hospital serves the community of Mineral County, West Virginia and surrounding areas. PVH officially became a member of the West Virginia University Health System in 2014. PVH provides inpatient and outpatient care, including 24/7 Emergency Department services. PVH employs more than 250 healthcare professionals, including over 50 physicians, who are dedicated to our mission of striving to treat every patient like a member of our own family.