In a rapidly changing health care environment and with a commitment to the patients and families they serve, Princeton Community Hospital (PCH) and CAMC have entered into a clinical affiliation agreement.
The purpose of this clinical affiliation is to strengthen both organizations and to enhance the quality of health care in southern West Virginia.
"This is a wonderful opportunity that will provide additional resources to our medical staff and employees as we navigate through the new health care changes," said Fred St. John, president of the PCH board of directors commented.
"We want this affiliation to send a positive message to the community," said Wayne Griffith, PCH chief executive officer. "It is our desire to work together to provide quality care for the patients in our communities. PCH will remain a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital."
"With the ever changing health care landscape, the future of both organizations is stronger with a closer collaboration," said David Ramsey, CAMC chief executive officer. "We have always worked well with Princeton Community Hospital. We are both community-based nonprofit institutions with similar missions. The clinical affiliation agreement will result in an increased collaborative effort to improve care and cost."
Initially, PCH and CAMC will form clinical affiliation teams for cardiac care, oncology and quality. These teams will meet to identify improvements in care, collaboration and quality for the programs. Developing rural residency rotations at PCH is also a future goal.
This agreement is not just a win-win for the two hospitals, but a win for patients in southern West Virginia.
Princeton Community Hospital is a fully-accredited 267-bed acute care multispecialty medical and surgical facility, as well as the Behavioral Health Pavilion psychiatric hospital, each serving a 10-county region in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia. PCH is a community-owned, not-for-profit facility that offers advanced medical technologies and procedures, from state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to minimally invasive surgery. The physicians and staff are passionate about the care their patients receive. For more information visit pchonline.org.