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WELCOME TO PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

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

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Princeton Community Hospital to join the West Virginia University Health System

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Princeton Community Hospital (PCH) Association Board of Directors, the City of Princeton, and the West Virginia University Health System have signed a letter of intent for the WVU Health System to become the sole member of PCH and fully integrate the hospital into the System. 

“West Virginia’s terrain is one of the things that makes it a beautiful state. Unfortunately, it also makes it difficult for people in the more mountainous regions of the state to access the healthcare they need. That’s why it’s important for us to bring Princeton Community Hospital into the WVU Medicine family, so that the folks in the southernmost regions of West Virginia don’t have to cross state lines to find high quality care,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the WVU Health System, said. “As the academic medical center of the state’s land-grant university, we are responsible for caring for all West Virginians, and this will help us better serve the people in southern West Virginia.”

PCH entered into a management agreement and clinical affiliation with WVU Hospitals in December 2020. In July, Karen Bowling, executive vice president of government affairs for the WVU Health System and president and CEO of WVU Medicine Summersville Regional Medical Centerwas named president and CEO of PCH.

“Throughout my time at Summersville Regional Medical Center, I have seen firsthand the benefits that come from being a member of the WVU Health System – it’s a win for community, it’s a win for our employees, and, most importantly, it’s a win for our patients,” Bowling said. “I know that the same will hold true for Mercer County, the employees of PCH, and our patients, who will have greater access to the specialty and subspecialty care that WVU Medicine provides.”

PCH, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020, is a fully accredited 203-bed acute care multispecialty medical facility serving a 10-county region in southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. It offers advanced medical technologies and procedures, from state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to minimally invasive surgery. In addition, PCH provides behavioral health services at The Behavioral Health Pavilion of the Virginias, a 64-bed psychiatric hospital in Bluefield, and also operates PCH Bluefield, a full-service emergency department in Bluefield (formerly Bluefield Regional Medical Center).

“I couldn’t be more excited for the future of healthcare in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia. Becoming part of WVU Medicine will ensure expanded services, greater access to healthcare, and the highest quality of healthcare in our region,” James “Rusty” Sarver III, president of the PCH Board, said. “With this agreement, I have no doubt we have secured healthcare for our service area for the next 50 years.”

Mayor David E. Graham said he believes the move will not only benefit healthcare in the region but will benefit the local economy as well.

“The City of Princeton is very pleased to be a part of the expansion of high quality healthcare for the entire region. This expansion will not only have a positive impact on healthcare, but will offer many additional opportunities for the growth of businesses and employment,” Graham said. “We look forward to WVU Health System membership and all the benefits of expanded services for the long term.”

The parties anticipate closing to occur in late 2022 upon receipt of all necessary governmental approvals.

About the West Virginia University Health System 
The West Virginia University Health System, West Virginia’s largest health system with more than 1,800 beds and largest private employer, is comprised of 16 member hospitals, including a children’s hospital; three managed hospitals; and five institutes, all anchored by a 700-bed academic medical center in Morgantown, West Virginia. For more information, visit WVUMedicine.org.

For media inquiries:
Angela Jones-Knopf, WVU Health System Corporate Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, 304-285-7259, knopfa@wvumedicine.org 
Richard Hypes, Princeton Community Hospital Director of Marketing, 304-487-7339, richard.hypes@pchonline.org

It’s a great time to start your Princeton Community Hospital nursing career.

Newly-hired nurses receive a generous sign-on bonus, competitive pay, and an attractive benefits package!

Here's the deal.

RN Sign-on bonuses vary. The longer you stay, the more you earn!

$15,000 Sign-on Bonus

  • Three-year commitment
  • $5,000 paid upon hiring + $5,000 after years one and two

$10,000 Sign-on Bonus

  • Two-year commitment
  • 5,000 paid upon hiring + $5,000 after year one

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus

  • One-year commitment
  • Paid upon hiring

LPN Sign-on bonuses for 2 year committment

$7,500 Sign-on Bonus

  • Two-year commitment
  • $3,750 paid after 30 days of employment and $3,750 paid after one year of service

Who's Eligible?

  • Direct care, hospital-based RN & LPN positions

  • Newly-hired, benefit-eligible direct care, hospital-based RN & LPN positions with no current affiliation to WVU Medicine or Princeton Community Hospital within the last two years

don't wait!

Sign-on bonuses will be offered to candidates who accept job offers in qualifying positions through September 1, 2022.

The Fine Print...

  • RNs & LPNs accepting part-time (0.5 to 0.8 FTE) positions are eligible for 50 percent of the bonus.

  • Employee will be contractually obligated to stay with organization for a defined period of time at the same FTE level. If the employee leaves or transfers to a non-bedside nurse position prior to completing the time period, the employee must pay the bonus back in full.

  • Individuals promoted to leadership role will be reviewed on case-by-case basis for payback purposes.

don't wait!

Sign-on bonuses will be offered to candidates who accept job offers in qualifying positions through September 1, 2022.

That’s not all…

STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

The Student Loan Repayment Program will assist eligible full-time employees with repayment of their student loans.

Details:

  • Princeton Community Hospital will pay up to $100/month or $1,200 annually to cover the minimum required loan payment for up to five years. 

  • The loan must be the original student loan and not one refinanced. 

  • Full time employee will be contractually obligated to stay with the organization for a defined period of time. If the employee leaves or reduces hours prior to required time period, the employee must pay back any loan payments going back two years.

  • Employee cannot participate in the Student Loan Repayment Program if already taking part in the Educational Aide or Tuition Forgiveness Programs. 

Princeton Community Hospital’s Orthopedic Center has been recognized by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement for offering the highest quality of care.

Princeton Community Hospital Women’s Center has been recognized by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care for offering higher quality care to mothers.

It is important that you discuss all your vaccination status with your health care provider, especially now the COVID-19 vaccination. Please let your doctor, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner know whether you’ve received the COVID-19 vaccination (either the first or second dosage). If you have not been vaccinated and are in an at-risk category, your provider can give you information on pre-registering for the vaccine.
West Virginia residents may pre-register by visiting vaccinate.wv.gov or by calling 1-833-734-0965.
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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).

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