West Virginia News – Residents of Wheeling, the Northern Panhandle, and the West Virginia-Pennsylvania-Ohio tri-state region will benefit from a new, comprehensive, regional cancer center that the WVU Health System and the WVU Cancer Institute plan to build on the site of the former Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling.
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The project, made possible by a partnership among the Health System, the city of Wheeling, and the Ohio County Commission, will take up to five years to complete and is subject to certain government approvals.
“Our mission is to ensure people have convenient access to our network of care, especially cancer care, and the specialists and subspecialists who are the backbone of that network,” said Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System. “This project will enhance that access while also serving as a major catalyst for further economic growth and development in the city of Wheeling.”