Wheeling Hospital, founded in 1850, has served patients longer than any other hospital in West Virginia. Today, it is a 223-bed acute care facility with a medical staff of nearly 300 primary care and specialty physicians.
Now known as WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital, it provides a wide array of primary and tertiary care services. In addition to the hospital, the complex includes the Continuous Care Center and the Howard Long Wellness Center. Connected to the hospital are four medical office buildings. In addition, Tower 5 features a state-of-the-art Emergency/Trauma Center, Center for Pediatrics, Intensive Care Units, physician offices and private patient rooms.
In downtown Wheeling, the Wheeling Clinic, a division of the hospital, houses additional physician offices and Visiting Nurses Services. Also downtown is the Urgent Care clinic in the Stone Center on Market Plaza.
Along with a wide range of services, Wheeling Hospital also boasts a diverse medical staff which includes the specialties of: audiology, podiatry, urology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, cardiology, hematology, oncology, gynecology, pain management, nephrology, family medicine, and general primary care services.
Health centers affiliated with Wheeling Hospital include: Bellaire, Colerain, Martins Ferry, Powhatan, Scio, Shadyside, and St. Clairsville. Physicians also see patients at Wellsburg Clinic, St. Clairsville Plaza and at East Cove Avenue in Elm Grove.
The hospital’s newest addition is the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Bridgeport, OH. The ASC offers a more convenient experience for patients receiving outpatient procedures such as gastroenterology, plastic surgery, cataract surgery, podiatry, gynecologic surgery, orthopedic surgery and other general surgeries.
Wheeling Hospital previously was owned by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. On March 31, 2021, it became a full member of the West Virginia University Health System (WVUHS) under a Letter of Intent between the Diocese and the West Virginia University Health System (WVUHS). The agreement ensures Wheeling Hospital will maintain its Catholic identity.
As a full member of the health system, Wheeling Hospital is part of a broad, integrated network of doctors, hospitals, clinics, and specialized institutes across West Virginia, Southwestern Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and Ohio. Today, the WVU Health System, which operates under the brand “WVU Medicine,” has more than 20,000 employees; 2,815 providers; 22 member, managed, and affiliate hospitals; and more than 2.5 million patient visits annually.