Wheeling Hospital has served the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania longer than any other hospital in West Virginia. It was founded in 1850 by Bishop Richard V. Whelan and Dr. Simon Hullihen and is owned by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
The hospital has 276 beds, and the medical staff totals 275 primary care and specialty physicians.
Wheeling Hospital is the premiere medical facility in the Wheeling market. It offers a wide-array of medical services including, but not limited to, cancer care, surgery, pediatrics, physical therapy and rehabilitation, emergency/trauma, breast care, women’s services and cardiac care.
Its comprehensive community cancer program at its Schiffler Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer. The Schiffler Cancer Center has treated patients from 41 states and 16 foreign countries. The hospital’s quick and effective treatment of heart attack is nationally recognized by the American Heart Association and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Wheeling Hospital also is ranked as the best in its market for overall patient safety and medical excellence. The ranking was issued by CareChex, a division of Comparion, a national independent health care rating service.
In addition to the hospital, the complex includes the Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, the Wheeling Renal Care and the Howard Long Wellness Center. Connected to the hospital are five medical office buildings where 80 physicians have their private offices. Tower 5, the newest tower, was opened in April 2012. It is a seven-story, state-of-the-art facility that features a 23,000-square-foot Emergency/Trauma Center, a Center for Pediatrics, Critical Care Unit, private patient rooms and physician offices.
The Wheeling Clinic, a division of Wheeling Hospital, houses more physician offices and the Visiting Nurses Association and the Medical Park Foundation. Belmont Community Hospital, Belmont Health Center, Shadyside Health Center, St. Clairsville Health Center and Powhatan Health Center, all in Ohio, and Wellsburg Clinic in Brooke County, West Virginia, are also affiliates of Wheeling Hospital.
Wheeling Hospital's Medical Education Department includes residencies in family medicine and osteopathic medicine.
Founded in 1850, Wheeling Hospital, an acute-care facility, has served the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania longer than any other hospital in West Virginia.