May 18, 2024
Thomas Well being to develop into full member of the WVU Well being System

Saint Francis to develop into West Virginia’s first complete orthopaedic hospital

Posted on 11/11/2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Boards of Administrators of Thomas Well being System, Thomas Memorial Hospital, and Saint Francis Hospital have permitted and executed the definitive settlement that may enable Thomas Well being to develop into a full member of the West Virginia College Well being System when the transaction closes on the finish of the 12 months. 

Thomas Well being to develop into full member of the WVU Well being System
Saint Francis Hospital

“Kanawha County has the best inhabitants of any county in West Virginia, so we’re thrilled to have the ability to carry the world-class healthcare that WVU Drugs sufferers throughout the state have come to rely on to individuals within the Charleston space,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the WVU Well being System and interim president and CEO of Thomas Well being, mentioned. “As we increase our community of care throughout West Virginia and the encompassing area, we’re working to cut back the journey time and distance between our sufferers and their healthcare suppliers.”

As a part of the settlement, Saint Francis Hospital will develop into West Virginia’s first full-service and complete orthopaedic hospital with expanded inpatient, outpatient, bodily remedy, occupational remedy, and expert nursing all beneath one roof. 

“Albert’s imaginative and prescient for our hospitals is really thrilling, and our boards stand firmly behind him and share in his imaginative and prescient. We would have liked a associate that might assist us transfer Thomas ahead and guarantee its viability for generations to come back, and we’ve discovered that within the WVU Well being System,” Angela Mayfield, chair of the Thomas Well being Board of Administrators, mentioned.

The orthopaedic hospital will embrace a walk-in clinic in addition to workplaces for orthopaedic, backbone, and nerve physicians. Moreover, Saint Francis’ proximity to the lately introduced Capital Sports activities Heart close to the Charleston City Heart Mall will make it handy for athletes of all ages and talent ranges to obtain the care they want.

“This represents an amazing alternative to create a best-in-class, full-service orthopaedic hospital for the Charleston space and the southern tier of West Virginia,” Wright mentioned. “It will develop into a really distinctive asset for the area and complement the excellent orthopaedic groups that serve our primary campus in Morgantown and our neighborhood hospitals throughout the state and area.”

As Saint Francis begins to transition to its new mission and focus, most of the conventional hospital companies at present provided there might be shifted to Thomas Memorial and expanded, together with its important care and emergency companies. The One Day Surgical procedure Heart on Donnally Road will proceed providing outpatient surgical procedure choices, specializing in Ear, Nostril, and Throat and retina surgical procedures.


The transition will happen in early 2023, topic to receipt of all required governmental approvals.