Why Choose CAMC
Charleston Area Medical Center is a nonprofit, 956-bed, regional referral center with nearly 8,000 employees and more than 700 physicians with admitting privileges.
CAMC is home to a nationally recognized Heart and Vascular Center; the largest Cancer Center in West Virginia; National Centers of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, Urology and Continence Care for Women; the first kidney transplant center in the state; Regional Neurosciences Center; West Virginia’s first freestanding Women and Children’s Hospital; highest level pediatric intensive care unit; the most critical NICU resources; the region's only Comprehensive Stroke Center; nationally-accredited Weight Loss Center; BCBS Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacement; and the highest level trauma center.
Mission and Vision
CAMC’s mission is “Striving to provide the best health care to every patient, every day.” The Charleston Area Medical Center we know today was born in 1972 to provide the best care to southern West Virginia patients, and provide quality education for medical and other health care students.
CAMC has nearly 8,000 caring, compassionate and talented people who are the heart and soul of this organization and our community. Meet a few of our leaders who are proud to call CAMC home.
Our Honors and Accreditations
CAMC Health System is a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, the first and only organization in West Virginia to ever receive the honor. View CAMC’s current list of awards, recognitions and accreditations.
Research and Education at CAMC
CAMC has been a teaching hospital for nearly 50 years. On any given day, there are about 800 learners in our facilities. These include doctors and nurses, as well as a variety of other professions.
The research departments conduct, sponsor and support hundreds of clinical trials, multi-center trials and clinical and effectiveness research initiatives annually in a variety of specialty areas.