Uniontown Hospital to join WVU Medicine network

UNIONTOWN, Pa. – Following a year of transition for the Uniontown Hospital, officials have signed a letter of intent to join the WVU Medicine network.

Uniontown Hospital CEO Steve Handy says this is a very exciting time for the organization.

“We’re really excited by the prospects of being able to add to our physician compliment,”Handy said,”Given the proximity of Uniotown to Morgantown we’re looking forward to being able to share physicians and recruit new physicians to our community.”

Once regulatory approvals are received, Uniontown Hospital will enter into a management agreement with WVU Hospitals. Mr. Handy will become an employee of WVU Hospitals, along with other senior leaders. Under the Management Agreement, Handy will continue as CEO of Uniontown Hospital.

Handy says the WVU Medicine resources available to his staff and local residents present an immediate impact to the community.

“The WVU Medince brand has a lot of credibility and coordination with those services creates an offering of services beyond the scope a a typical community hospital,” Handy said.

Handy says they closed their OBGYN care center this summer, now they will have access to new center opened by WVU Medicine in Uniontown.

Handy also says they’ll have access to WVU Medicine Children’s, WVU Cancer Institute, the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, the WVU Eye Institute, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.

“In our community historically people have been oriented toward Pittsburgh, but Pittsburgh is twice the distance Ruby Memorial Hospital is to us.

Uniontown Hospital was founded in 1902 and offers an award-winning cardiology department and catheterization lab, an award-winning Stroke Center, and a Wound Healing Center. Uniontown features 145 private patient rooms, and more than 200 physicians and advanced practice providers representing more than 30 medical specialties.