Patient appointments to begin on May 4

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Starting on Monday, WVU Healthcare physicians will begin seeing patients in the new WVU Healthcare University Town Centre outpatient clinic, located across from Walmart near the new Monongalia County Ballpark. WVU Healthcare officials cut the ribbon for the clinic in a special ceremony today.

“We are constantly striving to better serve our patients,” WVUH President and CEO Albert L. Wright Jr., said. “Our new facility, located just off Interstate 79, will be a convenient option for patients and support the increased demand for clinic visits. It also will allow us to expand the range and depth of care we provide and strengthen our focus on disease prevention and early intervention.”

Patients can see their family doctor or one of the many specialists who will have offices in the three-story, 110,000-square foot facility, which includes 140 exam rooms and 10 procedure rooms.  A conference facility is also included for community education events.

The spacious new building will be the new home for the following WVU Healthcare clinics:

The facility will also offer a second location for many WVU Healthcare primary and specialty services, including general internal medicine and geriatrics and orthopaedics. Ancillary services, such as radiology and laboratory services, will also be available at both locations.

The new facility will also mean more room for the expanding faculty. About 50 new WVU doctors will be added during the next few years.  

“We look forward to offering our patients easier access, more efficient visits, and enhanced collaboration between our care teams,” Judie Charlton, M.D., WVU Healthcare chief medical officer, said. “This facility will allow us to focus more on health, wellness, and prevention.”

Once the new interchange off of Interstate 79 is complete, getting to the new outpatient facility will be even more convenient.

The West Virginia Legislature passed a TIF (tax increment financing) project that is helping to fund the new interchange. Located between Star City and Westover, the interchange will help relieve traffic congestion to University Town Centre. The new interchange is expected to be completed by 2016.

The public is invited to a grand opening for WVU Healthcare University Town Centre on June 20 – West Virginia Day. There will be fun activities for the entire family. More details will be announced as the date approaches.

Visit www.wvuhealthcare.com for more information on WVU Healthcare University Town Centre. Call 304-598-4800 to schedule an appointment.

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For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
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