Health & Wellness

Weirton's medical community is second to none, as highly qualified doctors, surgeons, and specialists abound. They are supported by the Weirton Medical Center, which is an acute care, 240-bed institution located just off U.S. Route 22 (Colliers Way Exit), 25 miles southwest of the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and 30 miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.

Weirton Medical Center


WMC has 187 acute care beds, 20 adult psychiatric beds, and 33 skilled care beds. They feature a:
  • 10 bed Critical Care Unit
  • 28 bed Stepdown or Intermediate Care Unit
  • Pain Management Center
  • Women's Health Center
  • Industrial Rehabilitation Program and Sports Medicine Clinic, which are operated by the Physical Rehabilitation Services Department

Treatment & Services


WMC features the latest in treatments, technologies, and drugs in its patient care programs. Other services offered by WMC are:
  • Acute hemodialysis for patients with first time kidney failure
  • Back and neck surgery program
  • Cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation program
  • A community-based diabetes care center
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • A percutaneous coronary intervention program
  • Rheumatology service
  • State-of-the-art peripheral vascular surgery
  • Stereotactic biopsy and sentinel lymph node detection - the latest in breast cancer detection lithotripsy
  • A wound treatment program with a 90% healing rate

Staff


The medical-dental staff is comprised of some 170 physicians with board-certified physicians in the medical and surgical subspecialities. Overall, WMC employs more than 1,000 people.

Patients


In fiscal year 2003, WMC admitted a total of 8,234 inpatients and recorded a total of 183,370 outpatient visits. WMC offers health care services in West Virginia to residents of Ohio and Pennsylvania.