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Appalachian Regional Hospital

Beckley, WV







Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital

This acute-care hospital combines advanced technologies in diagnostics and medical and surgical treatments with a highly skilled and compassionate staff to deliver quality health care for the people of its community, putting the patient first above all else.

“We consider ourselves ‘high-tech with high touch,’” says Rocco K. Massey, Beckley ARH Community CEO. “We focus on a downhome, family-type of care environment, where we treat our patients like a family while at the same time providing the latest medical technology available. Our community expects only the best from Beckley ARH.”

The hospital has just completed a more than 9 million dollar renovation that includes 19 more state-of-the-art private rooms, a total upgrade of the heating and air conditioning systems and a completely new energy efficient outside façade with all new windows.

Beckley ARH is also the only hospital in the area offering Bariatric and Board Certified Plastic Surgery.  Neurology services have been expanded and Endocrinology services have been added with treatment of both thyroid and diabetic issues.  The Hospital has also added a second Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

For more information on Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital call 304-255-3000 or visit online Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital



Beckley VA Medical Center

Beckley VA Medical Center - Quality Care for Those Who Served.  Beckley is fortunate to have the Beckley VA Medical Center (VAMC), which opened to serve Veterans in 1951.

The Beckley VAMC is a 40-bed general medical and surgical facility with a 50-bed Community Living Center (CLC).  The facility is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 rural access facility serving Veterans in 11 counties in southern West Virginia.  The existing 50-bed CLC provides care to extended care rehabilitation and a limited number of long-term care patients, offering skilled nursing care, post-acute rehabilitation and restorative care, palliative care, and respite care for eligible Veterans.

Beckley VAMC is part of the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), which includes facilities in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Beckley VAMC is the home of the VISN 6 Network Telephone Care Program.  Secondary and tertiary care referrals are made within VISN 6 which includes Asheville, Durham, Fayetteville, Salisbury (in North Carolina), Hampton, Richmond, Salem (in Virginia) VA Medical Centers.

Major services offered: Beckley VAMC is a general medicine and surgical care facility comprised of 38 medical, 2 surgical, and 50 community living center beds.  The medical center offers primary and secondary diagnostic and therapeutic health services in primary care, pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology, and oncology, inpatient and outpatient general surgery, ear, nose, and throat (ENT), urology, and orthopedics; and outpatient audiology, optometry, nephrology, dentistry, and podiatry.  Urologic care is enhanced through lithotripsy capability.  Other programs include rehabilitative medicine, prosthetics and sensory aids, extended care rehabilitation, home oxygen, telehealth services, nurse telephone triage, spinal cord injury (SCI), palliative and respite care, intermediate care and observation beds, a women's health clinic, adult day health care, and Home Telehealth (HT).

The outpatient Mental Health (MH) Clinic encompasses general psychiatry, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) counseling. Additional MH programs include the Homeless Veterans Program, Suicide Prevention, Compensated Work Therapy (CWT), Supportive Employment (SE), Housing and Urban Development VA Supportive Housing (HUDVASH) Program, and MH Intensive Case Management (MHICM).

The medical center also operates a Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program providing services to Veterans in nine counties (Raleigh, Wyoming, Mercer, Summers, Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas in West Virginia and Alleghany in Virginia).

Diagnostic services include laboratory (lab), radiology, computed tomography (CT) scan, ultrasound, Doppler studies, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and a cardio pulmonary lab (including echocardiography). Telepathology, telemedicine, and telepsychiatry services are available. Home Telehealth (HT) services are provided to PC patients with chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure (CHF), diabetes mellitus (DM), uncontrolled hypertension (HTN), etc. A full range of services is provided by our dental clinic.

In addition, the medical center provides longterm care (LTC) services for 50 residents. LTC services range from skilled rehabilitative services to palliative care and respite care services. Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) services began in September 2006.  Outpatient Clinics/Vet Centers: Beckley VAMC opened its first community based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, on January 18, 2011.

Beckley VAMC supports two Veterans Outreach Centers – one located in Beckley and the other in
Princeton, West Virginia.  Each Vet Center provides outreach services, PTSD counseling, and an array of social services to Veterans.

The Beckley VAMC is academically affiliated with various colleges and universities, offering numerous educational experiences to include West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
For more information on the Beckley VA Medical Center call 304-255-2121 or visit online www.Beckley.VA.gov




Plateau Medical Center

Healing begins here.

Welcome to Plateau Medical Center your community health care provider. We are here to help you and your family with all your health care needs. Whether it’s treating an unexpected emergency, orthopedic, general surgical procedure or having a diagnostic imaging test performed we are here to help. Our team takes pride in providing individualized care and treatment while providing you with access to the most advanced medicine and technology. Plateau Medical Center physicians, nurses and support staff are dedicated to making sure you are treated with respect and you are provided safe, quality care to help you through your healing process.

We believe in the power of people to create great care. Our team works hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community we call home. Plateau Medical Center; Quality care, right here.

For more information on Plateau Medical Center call 304-469-8600 or visit online at Plateau Medical Center



Raleigh General Hospital

Raleigh General Hospital, a 300 licensed bed hospital located at 1710 Harper Road in Beckley, West Virginia, is the largest private employer in southern West Virginia.  We have a long and distinguished history of involvement with local causes and charities.  We believe we have an obligation to support and sustain our community.  With more than one thousand employees, one hundred twenty five volunteers and nearly two hundred physicians, we are able to channel our strengths and have a significant impact on local people and events.  In doing so, we accomplish our Service Theme of “We Touch Lives.”

These are some of the services that we offer our patients:
Outpatient Test and Treatment • Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation • Trauma/ER Services • Spine Surgery • Vascular Surgery • General Surgery • Orthopedic Surgery • OB/Pediatrics • Advanced Imaging Services including 64 slice CT, MRI, PET/CT, Digital Mammography, Cardiac CTA, Nuclear Stress Testing • Cardiac Angioplasty • Cardiac Catheterization • General Medicine • Interventional Cardiology • Outpatient Imaging Services • Urological Surgery • Interventional Cardiology • da Vinci Gynecological/ Urological/General Surgery.

Raleigh General Hospital is the region’s only Level III Trauma Center.  Recently, Raleigh General Hospital received accreditation through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention). PCI is a non-surgical medical procedure in which a balloon is used to open a blockage in a coronary artery which has narrowed. Stents are often used at the site to ensure the artery remains open at that site. This accreditation is shared with only three other hospitals throughout West Virginia.

In addition to our services, Raleigh General Hospital plays a vital role in the local economy by being the largest single private employer in Raleigh County.  In 2010 we paid nearly 60 million dollars in salaries and benefits.  Along with being the region’s leading healthcare center, we also support our community and our state by paying more than 10 million dollars in taxes annually.  Raleigh General Hospital also provided more than 20 million dollars in uncompensated healthcare services in 2008.

Finally, at Raleigh General Hospital, we provide free community outreach health screenings each year and we support a variety of charitable organizations including:  American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, Beckley/Raleigh County YMCA, Beckley/Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, Beckley Rotary Club, Pinehaven Homeless Shelter, United Way of Southern West Virginia, West Virginia March of Dimes, Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk and Healthright of West Virginia.

For more information on Raleigh General Hospital call 304-256-4100 or visit online at www.RaleighGeneral.com




Raleigh County Commission on Aging

For over 30 years, the Raleigh County Commission on Aging (RCCOA) has been providing the services and programs that promote health, wellness, and independent living for seniors throughout Raleigh and surrounding counties.  The RCCOA is a community-based, nonprofit service organization that operates the Raleigh County Senior Center in Beckley and several satellite sites throughout the county.

The RCCOA provides nutrition program that hosts congregate lunches at the Senior Center and three satellite sites that serve the rural areas of Raleigh County, as well as home delivered meals to homebound elderly.

Transportation is also provided by the agency to assist seniors in coming to the Senior Center, going to doctor’s appointments, cancer treatments, the pharmacy, and shopping.

The Senior Center also offers regular, organized activities for seniors to stay active and develop new relationships.  Seniors enjoy weekly bingo and line dancing.  Computer classes and recreational day trips are also available, as well as holiday celebrations.

The RCCOA also provides Health and Wellness services through its Fitness Facility, located inside the Senior Center. With a variety of modern equipment, seniors have the opportunity to get fit and stay healthy whether they are just starting to work out or have made a lifelong commitment to exercise.

Raleigh County Commission on Aging offers onsite adult daycare services.  Adult daycare services are provided for seniors who have cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia or for those who are in need of assistance with everyday activities of daily living (ADLs).  Another care option offered by the RCCOA is in-home care services.  Services are provided by trained paraprofessionals in the individual’s home and offer an alternative to care in a long-term care facility.

The RCCOA also provides public insurance counseling to seniors.  The agency has a State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor available to assist those accessing Medicare benefits.  The SHIP counselor can help seniors apply for prescription drug benefits, remediate medical billing issues, and enroll in other medical insurance programs offered through Medicare.

Other service programs designed to assist family caregivers include an Alzheimer’s Family Support group and Caregiver Classes.  These services assist those in their role as a caregiver understand the needs of their loved one, and how to prevent burnout and fatigue often associated with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

The programs provided by the Raleigh County Senior Center are open to all seniors aged 60 and over.  For more information, please contact us at 304-255-1397, or visit us at the Raleigh County Senior Center located at 1614 Kanawha Street in Beckley.  Visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/raleighseniors or on the web at www.raleighseniors.org