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A Message about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Princeton Community Hospital understands you are very concerned about your loved one who is hospitalized during this COVID-19 pandemic.

We have had to implement a NO Visitors Restriction for your loved one’s safety, your safety, and staff safety.
Please help us with communication to your family and friends by having only one family spokesperson to call
and communicate with the nursing staff regarding the patient’s condition and plan of care.
Nursing will communicate this plan to the patient at time of admission
and will obtain the name of their ONE designated spokesperson for all communication.
The designated spokesperson should then communicate to the rest of family members, preserving nursing’s time
for direct care of your loved one and other patients.
Thank you in advance for your patience, understanding,
and compliance with our visitor restrictions as we together keep everyone as safe from infection as we can.


We are a fully-accredited 203-bed acute care facility serving a 10-county region in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia. Our community-owned not-for-profit hospital was established in 1970 and now offers highly advanced medical technologies and procedures.

We are proudly located in the heart of Mercer County, West Virginia; an area rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. The City of Princeton provides a progressive business environment while preserving traditional hometown values.

Patient Advocate Representative – 304.487.7261
General Phone Number for PCH – 304.487.7000
Medical Records – 304.487.7257

2019 Annual Report
2019 Community Heath Needs Assessment

elective surgeries

Princeton Community Hospital is pleased to announce the resumption of urgent elective surgeries effective April 28, 2020. Because of the continuing threat of the COVID-19 virus, no visitors will be permitted to accompany the surgical patient inside the hospital. We request that a family member drop off the patient at the Parkview Center entrance and pick them up at the same location upon discharge. We will communicate with the family member via telephone. An exception to the “no visitor restriction” may be considered only if the patient requires direct assistance from a family member or lay caregiver. 


Due to a greater than 100% increase in the number of COVID-19 positive patients in Mercer County between June 15 and June 25, PCH has made the very difficult decision to reimplement a NO VISITOR policy for the safety of our patients and workforce, effective June 26, 2020. 

No one will be permitted to be with a patient except for the following:

• One essential caregiver will be permitted for pediatric patients.
• One essential caregiver will be permitted for labor and delivery patients.
• One essential caregiver will be permitted for emergency department patients if the patient is not able to participate in their care.

If an essential caregiver is needed for assistance in patient care (determined by the healthcare team), only one person will be permitted to accompany the patient.

End of life care will be authorized on a case-by-case basis.

Authorized persons will be identified with an armband provided to them at the entrance screening or by the healthcare team.

Additional visitors will not be permitted in the lobby or waiting areas. Restricted points of entry are in place with screening protocol.

Effective Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Princeton Community Hospital will no longer offer
drive-thru testing for COVID-19
at our Parkview Center entrance.

COVID-19 testing is still available (just not drive-thru) daily at our main entrance from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., when ordered by your physician.

With your physician order in hand, please come directly to the main entrance for testing.

The Orthopedic Center

If you have severe hip or knee pain, or if you are considering joint replacement surgery, you should know about the advanced program for joint replacement at the Orthopedic Center at Princeton Community Hospital. Click here to learn more.

Princeton Community Hospital’s Orthopedic Center is the first in West Virginia and one of only 22 hospitals nationwide to obtain Hip and Knee Replacement Center of Excellence Certification from DNV-GL. Thanks to everyone involved in making the Orthopedic Center’s comprehensive joint replacement program a great success. Your hard work and unwavering commitment to excellence made this certification possible. 

DNV-GL is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Høvik, Norway. It was created in 2013 as a result of a merger between two leading organizations in the field – Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany).

The Women's Center

Who made a difference in your day?

Has an employee in our healthcare organization had a positive impact on your day? Please acknowledge that caregiver or staff member through our employee recognition program. Click here and fill out the form to express appreciation for a job well done. Thank you!