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West Virginia Hospital Plans to Join Mountain Health Network

HUNTINGTON, WA ( Associated Press) — A West Virginia hospital plans to join the Mountain Health Network under a deal that calls for $39 million in investment over the next five years, health officials announced.

The agreement announced Thursday is the first step toward Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant being acquired by Cabela’s Huntington Hospital and allowing the 101-bed non-profit hospital to be part of a health network that also includes St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington , Mountain Health said in a news release.

Pleasant Valley was already under a 2013 Management Services Agreement with Cabela’s Huntington.

The latest agreement calls for Cabal Huntington to invest $25 million in Pleasant Valley. This includes upgrades to its information technology platform, emergency department upgrades, additional physician recruitment and physician residency training programs in partnership with Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health.

In addition, Pleasant Valley will contribute an estimated $14 million that Cabela’s will use for capital improvement projects at Huntington Hospital, the statement said.

“With so many positive changes in Mason County and the surrounding area, the time is right for Pleasant Valley Hospital to take the next step with the Mountain Health Network to advance our future in caring for our community,” Pleasant Peter Elinder, chairman of the Valley Board, said. Statement.

Mountain Health CEO Kevin Yingling said the goal of the agreement is to ensure access to advanced medicine and compassionate care for residents served by Point Pleasant Hospital in West Virginia and Ohio.

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