Community, The Braxton Democrat

Braxton Memorial Hospital celebrates 40th Anniversary

Tuesday, January 5, marked the 40th Anniversary of the opening of Braxton County Memorial Hospital.
With the closing of the doors of the Sutton Hospital around 1966 followed by the Gassaway Hospital in 1975, the Braxton County community being left without a hospital for a number of years, soon realized the need to re-establish a local healthcare facility. Dedicated individuals from various walks of life coordinated their efforts by contributing countless volunteer hours in addition to monetary donations. Their commitment resulted in a ceremonial grand-opening event in October 1980 followed by Braxton County Memorial Hospital opening its doors in January of 1981 to begin a legacy of providing compassionate healthcare services to the community and surrounding areas.
During the four decades of existence, the critical access hospital has faced many changes, but always remained steadfast in its goal to provide quality, dependable care to the community. The most recent of changes was being welcomed into the WVU Medicine Health System in January 2019. This well accepted transition has enabled the hospital to provide much needed services to the citizens of central West Virginia. Through the assistance of WVU Medicine, BCMH provides quality specialty services such as general surgery, cardiology services, orthopedic care, women’s health, and much more. Much needed specialty services, just a short drive from home.
With the Community’s well-being always at heart, the Board of Directors, Administration, Providers and Staff, work together to fulfill the vision and mission of Braxton County Memorial Hospital, focused on steadily improving the services available to the great citizens of the Braxton County area.