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Mon Health System Approved to Build Mon Health Marion Neighborhood Hospital

Posted Date: 5/19/2020

Mon Health System announced today that it has been approved to build a small format hospital in Fairmont to serve the greater Fairmont community. Approval came from the West Virginia Health Care Authority in response to a Certificate of Need filed in March 2020.

Small format hospitals are accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer hospital-based services that include inpatient and outpatient medical beds, diagnostic imaging and lab services, and full-service emergency services – just on smaller scale than larger hospitals.

The approved plan will be the first of its kind in the state and embraces the importance of timely scalable rural healthcare investments needed in West Virginia. Mon Health Marion Neighborhood Hospital will be a 10 inpatient bed, 10 emergency bed facility.

“We believe that this is a perfect solution for the Fairmont region and its surrounding communities,” said David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health System. “Mon Health already owns the property in Greater Fairmont on which we will build. Because many of Marion County residents already know and trust Mon Health for their medical care, we look forward to opening this new hospital to the greater Fairmont area to keep healthcare local for our patients. We thank the Healthcare Authority for its thorough review, analysis and approval.”

Ron Stovash, chairman of the Mon Health System Board of Directors, said health system leadership is excited to get started on building this small format hospital model to West Virginia. This concept is the “right size” for many of our communities in the state, particularly in north central West Virginia.

“Our commitment to expand access and improve the choice that people have in where they receive their healthcare is our priority. We thank the Governor, Federal, State and local delegation members for their support and vision.” Stovash said. “Accessibility close to home is a key component of quality care and Mon Health and its locally based board of community volunteers are pleased to bring this innovation to our state.”

The new hospital is expected to be a 19,000 square foot, one-story facility located in Pleasant Valley in close proximity to the Fairmont Technology Park.

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