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With eight hospitals, a medical school, the largest private physician practice in West Virginia, and an array of highly specialized services, Tri-State residents enjoy an unparalleled level of quality healthcare in a rural environment.

Cabell Huntington Hospital

A regional, 303-bed referral center in Huntington, WV. Opened in 1956, it is also a teaching hospital and is affiliated with Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. Thanks to its quality medical facilities, advanced equipment, and a highly skilled interdisciplinary team, Cabell Huntington is a leader in many special care services.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one of only three Level III units in the state of West Virginia. Recently increased to 36 beds and one isolation area, the NICU encompasses emergency, critical, diagnostic and therapeutic care for premature and critically ill newborns.

The Burn Intensive Care Unit is the only unit of its kind in West Virginia, with the closest similar units in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, one of only three in West Virginia, is a ten-bed unit designed to meet the critical care special needs of seriously ill children from infancy to age 16. It has four beds with step-down capabilities and a new state-of-the-art computer monitoring system.

Cabell Huntington Hospital offered the first specialized pediatric transport services in West Virginia, and transports an average of 370 critically ill or injured infants and children each year.

Cabell Huntington has become a leader in emergency treatment with the country's first Level II joint trauma center. Located just minutes away from I-64, it is easily reached by ambulance and helicopter transport services. The recently renovated emergency department includes 30 exam and five trauma rooms.

Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center

Established through a strong partnership with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. It offers patients access to experienced and respected physicians, radiologists and surgeons, a skilled and caring nursing staff and the most current protocols for cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. Patients have access to a full range of diagnosis and treatment services, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, laboratory testing, clinical trials and support services.

Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

A state-supported, community-based medical school established in 1977. It is committed to providing high quality medical education and residency training in rural health primary care specialties, with research also focused on rural health issues, and has consistently been honored through the Family Practice Percentage Awards program of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

St. Mary's Medical Center

The largest medical facility in the Tri-State region of WV, OH and KY, and is the area's recognized leader in comprehensive cardiac care. Board-certified cardiologists specialize in both invasive and non-invasive procedures, and board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons perform more than 500 open heart surgeries annually. St. Mary's Regional Heart Institute offers open heart surgery, with three open heart surgical suites, and a specialized open heart recovery unit.

For over 40 years, St. Mary's Regional Cancer Center has been on the front lines of the battle with cancer. St. Mary's provides a full range of radiation, medical and surgical oncology services, and is designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons. It is the only cancer center in Huntington that qualifies to be a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers. St. Mary's Radiation Oncology Department is accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). ACRO strives to ensure the highest quality care for radiation therapy patients and promote success in the practice of radiation oncology through education, responsible socio-economic advocacy, and integration of science and technology into clinical practice.

The majority of neurosurgical procedures in Huntington are performed at St. Mary's Medical Center. A specialized neuroscience unit has been designated for adult neurology and neurosurgery patients, including stroke patients. The Neuroscience Specialty Unit (NSU) is a four-bed intermediate care unit. Patients in this unit include those with acute neurological or neurosurgical problems requiring frequent monitoring. Some common diagnoses include post-operative neurosurgery, strokes, intra-cerebral hemorrhages, cerebral aneurysms and seizures.

St. Mary's CyberKnife® Center offers new hope, with fewer treatments, to patients with lesions diagnosed as inoperable and untreatable. The CyberKnife® Center gives patients the benefit of no incision, blood, pain or anesthesia.

Other area healthcare facilities include, but are not limited to:

Marshall University Physicians & Surgeons

The faculty practice business corporation of Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The 170 physicians provide primary, secondary, and tertiary care services in the community, including Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Family Medicine, Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and operate eight satellite offices in Cabell & Wayne Counties. MUP&S has been ranked as one of West Virginia's top 100 private employers since 2002, and provides more than 50 percent of the medical school's $100 million annual operating budget.

Huntington Ear, Nose, Throat Specialists

Providing comprehensive specialized care in general ear, nose and throat, deafness, balance disorders, sinus diseases, allergy, snoring, head and neck surgery, audiology, and hearing aid services. Office locations include Huntington and Hurricane, WV and Ashland, KY.

Valley Health Systems, Inc.

An integrated network of primary healthcare centers and public health programs that provide comprehensive medical services in West Virginia and southern Ohio. Started in 1975, Valley Health medical experts now offer services such as family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics and adolescent care, OB/GYN, dentistry, laboratory, pharmacy, x-ray, and ultrasound through 28 health centers and public specialty programs.

Huntington Internal Medicine Group

The largest multi-specialty group practice in West Virginia with over 60 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in primary care, medical sub-specialties, and general surgery.

Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Serves veterans from the Tri-State area of WV, OH, and KY. Health services include same-day surgery, spinal cord injury, women's health, mental health clinic, pharmacy, returning veteran's transition, and comprehensive social work resources.

River Park Hospital

Offers a wide range of mental health services for children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. Intensive programs use a variety of integrated treatment options to address behavioral, emotional and addictive disorders.

Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital

A 110-bed state supported psychiatric hospital. It is a training hospital for future health care professionals from the Tri-State area of WV, OH, and KY, providing on-site learning experiences for educating physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, health care administrators, technicians and support staff.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Huntington

A 52-bed acute care inpatient rehabilitation hospital serving the Tri-state area for over 15 years. Programs include Amputee, Arthritis, Brain Injury, Burns, General Rehabilitation, Hip Fracture, Joint Replacement, Multiple Trauma, Neuro-rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke.

King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC)

A 385-bed regional referral center, covering a 150-mile radius of the Tri-State region of KY, OH, and WV. KDMC offers comprehensive cardiac, medical, surgical, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, cancer, neurological, pain care, wound care and home care services in one convenient location. KDMC is honored to be named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Solucient®, the leading source of healthcare information products, for three consecutive years.

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital

Serving the Tri-State region of KY, OH, and WV, is a 214-bed acute care hospital affiliated with the Catholic-based Bon Secours Health System Inc. Primary care and specialty services are also provided at five clinic locations.

Assisted living, long term care, hospice and in-home services are also available throughout Cabell and Wayne Counties, WV, and the Tri-State region. More information on these can be found at http://www.wvcaregivers.org/map/cabell.html.