History


Princeton Community Hospital opened as a 156-bed acute care general hospital on December 20, 1970. The hospital was chartered as a non-profit organization with its own board of directors to establish and plan for future health care services.

Through the years, we’ve added new equipment and technologies, augmented our staff with talented medical professionals, expanded our physical facility and adopted new concepts in providing health care. Today, the hospital is on the leading edge of medical treatment in southern West Virginia.

Highlights include
  • 1992. The Day Surgery department was expanded, tripling its capacity. Patients began to benefit from effective procedures without lengthy hospital stays, faster recovery times and significantly lower hospital bills.
  • 1978. The new north and south wings were completed, providing additional space for more than a dozen departments. The increased space and new equipment allowed the hospital to greatly expand its diagnostic capabilities and to become licensed as a 188-bed acute care facility.
  • 1993. PCH acquired Modern Health Care Options, a local home health agency with an excellent reputation for quality home nursing care. Now known as PCH Home Health, the agency supports the hospital’s mission to meet the needs of the community with appropriate and cost-effective care.
  • 2002. Construction of the spacious new Parkview Center was completed. The center provides space for the hospital's pharmacy and physical therapy services, an expanded surgical suite of nine operating rooms, post anesthesia care unit and central service area. It also houses the Women's Center, which offers family-friendly birthing suites, secure nurseries and a private setting for women's diagnostic services.
  • 2002. Extensive renovations were finalized on PCH's Emergency Department, expanding it to three times its former size and adding individual patient rooms for increased privacy.