Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC) is a Wheeling, West Virginia-based medical provider that administers a variety of acute care, primary care, and other health services to patients through a 200-bed hospital. The facility, established in 1890 as City Hospital, specializes in intermediate care, physical rehabilitation, and skilled nursing. Other services include cardiology, emergency care, gynecology, neurology, oncology, and psychiatry, as well as home health care. OVMC also operates the Peterson Rehabilitation Center and two-year hospital based education program OVMC School of Radiologic Technology. It partners with nearby East Ohio Regional Hospital to provide 340 total beds.
Ohio Valley Medical Center predominantly serves those who reside in West Virginia and East Ohio.
The staff at OVMC consists of about 300 doctors and dentists. The medical center offers internal medicine residencies in family practice through its affiliation with the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Additionally, an independent two-year program is offered in radiologic technology. West Liberty State College and OVMC work together to offer degrees in medical technology, and nursing students from various colleges and institutions participate in clinical rotations at OVMC.
OVMC has been increasing its psychiatric care capabilities. In 2012 it opened the Robert C. Byrd Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center. With 30 beds, the inpatient behavioral health center provides inpatient care to local children. Spanning two floors, it boasts a variety of therapy rooms, a common room, and a dining area, as well as separate wings for boys and girls.
In mid-2012, OVMC also opened a dedicated 16-bed oncology care unit in the hospital's West Building to provide extra privacy for patients and their families during cancer treatments and hospital stays. – less