CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WVU Drugs says the St. Francis Hospital Emergency Room Division in downtown Charleston will shut subsequent month and be moved to Thomas Hospital in South Charleston.
Officers stated the transfer will clear the way in which for St. Francis to develop into what’s being described as “the state’s first full-service and complete orthopaedic hospital.”
WVU Drugs President and CEO Albert Wright, who additionally serves because the interim president and CEO of Thomas Well being, stated Friday the emergency room will shut Feb. 1. He stated that may assist clear the way in which for the transformation at St. Francis.
“This represents an amazing alternative to create a best-in-class, full-service orthopaedic hospital for the Charleston space and the southern area of West Virginia,” Wright stated. “Sufferers can nonetheless obtain the standard emergency care they’ve come to know and belief at Saint Francis on our Thomas campus in South Charleston.”
Plans for the orthopaedic hospital at St. Francis embrace inpatient and outpatient providers, bodily remedy, occupational remedy and expert nursing.
“This can develop into a very distinctive asset for the area and complement the excellent orthopaedic groups that serve our principal campus in Morgantown and our group hospitals throughout the state and area,” Wright stated.
Friday’s announcement stated the One Day Surgical procedure Middle subsequent to St. Francis on Donnally Avenue will proceed to supply outpatient surgical procedure choices.
The Thomas Well being System not too long ago turned full members of WVU Drugs.
St. Francis served as an overflow hospital in the course of the top of the pandemic.