FAIRMONT, W.Va. – WVU Medicine has received Certificate of Need approval from the West Virginia Health Care Authority to add 32 beds to Fairmont Medical Center, a campus of WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.
“We are continually looking for opportunities to expand the services available at Fairmont Medical Center for the residents of Marion County,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System, said. “As the demand for inpatient and outpatient care grows, we will do what we can to ensure that those in the greater Fairmont area receive the care they need close to home.”
The Fairmont Medical Center opened an emergency department June 30 with 10 beds. That move was to ensure immediate needs and continuous access was available in case of a surge of coronavirus patients in the state.
Since the June opening, services at the Fairmont Medical Center have expanded to Cardiology and Vascular care, diagnostics such as echocardiogram, stress echocardiogram, treadmill stress testing, magnetic resonance imaging, and outpatient laboratory testing.
The facility now has 42 inpatient beds and will likely hire 100 new employees.