Princeton Community Hospital

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Located in Princeton, West Virginia, and founded in 1970, Princeton Community Hospital (PCH), now an affiliate of WVU Medicine, is a fully-accredited 203-bed acute care multispecialty medical facility serving a 10-county region in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia.

PCH and Diamond Healthcare Corporation operate The Behavioral Healthcare Pavilion of the Virginias, a 64-bed psychiatric hospital in Bluefield, West Virginia. In addition, PCH operates PCH-Bluefield Campus, a full-service emergency department in Bluefield (formerly Bluefield Regional Medical Center).  The hospital owns and operates 16 ambulatory clinics (Mercer Medical Group and Bluefield Clinic Company) offering a wide range of specialties.

PCH offers advanced medical technologies and procedures, from state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to minimally invasive surgery. Our staff includes physicians and the area’s most highly skilled medical and technical professionals who are passionate about the care their patients receive.

PCH was the first hospital in West Virginia to receive breast MRI accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). It is currently one of only two hospitals in the state with breast MRI accreditation – the other one being West Virginia University.

In December 2017, PCH’s Orthopedic Center launched a new comprehensive joint replacement program based on a national best practice model for hip and knee replacements and structured around the fundamental principle of wellness. The program has been enormously successful. In January 2019, PCH became the first hospital in West Virginia to obtain Hip and Knee Certification from DNV GL.

PCH is the only hospital in West Virginia to offer the latest in prostate imaging for patients with suspected recurrence of prostate cancer based on elevated blood prostate (PSA) levels following prior treatment. PET/CT with Axumin (fluciclovine F18) allows us to identify, sooner than any other available tests, specific locations of recurrence. This new procedure is performed on our new, state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner, the GE Discovery IQ.

In late 2020, the PCH Board of Directors approved a clinical affiliation agreement with West Virginia University Health System. The purpose of the affiliation was to strengthen the organization and to enhance the quality of health care in southern West Virginia.  In October 2021, The PCH Board of Directors, the City of Princeton, and the West Virginia University Health System 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. The parties anticipate closing to occur in late 2022 upon receipt of all necessary governmental approvals.

Virginia, West Virginia
Sharon Boggess
122 12th St
Princeton, WV 24740