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WVU Medicine East is a not for profit healthcare delivery system for West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. The system was created when two community hospitals, Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center, merged in 2005. University Healthcare-East is also affiliated with West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, WV.
WVU East has a collaborative relationship with WVU School of Medicine-Eastern Division to train physicians and other healthcare providers. The WVU-Eastern Division currently offers a family medicine residency program, a geriatrics fellowship program, and a PharmD program. They also offer 3rd and 4th year rural medical school options for students — enabling area physicians desirable teaching opportunities.
West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle boasts a steady 20% growth rate over the past five years while maintaining an unemployment rate of less than 5%. Housing is affordable (about half the price of DC Metro area) with low property taxes. The region offers many cultural, historical and outdoor activities for families to enjoy!
WVU East is growing aggressively and opportunities abound for qualified physician candidates. Positions include employed faculty positions with generous compensation and benefits packages, employment positions with a large FQHC and private practice opportunities that include income guarantees to cover assistance with office set up costs. Most positions also include generous relocation expenses.And, West Virginia is a Tort Reform State with capped malpractice claims.
WVU Medicine East
Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV (Berkeley County) is a 260 Bed facility with a 24-hour Emergency Department with over 50,000 ER visits annually - Brand new 40 bed ER with Level III Trauma Center designation. New Cardiac Cath Lab. Outstanding fully digital Radiology Services including interventional radiology. New 20 bed ICU/CCU. Obstetrics department with 1,000+ per year, a Pediatrics Unit, Wound Care Center and Inpatient/Outpatient Oncology Services with clinical trials.
Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, WV (Jefferson County) is a full service Critical Access Hospital with 25 Acute Care Beds.24-hour Emergency Department with over 30,000 ER visits annually. The hospital offers Digital Radiology (including SPECT), a Critical Care Unit, an Obstetrics Unit with 300+ births per year.