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Located in the southeastern region of West Virginia in Mingo County, Williamson has a local population of 6,000, and is located along the Tug Fork River, which separates the town from South Williamson, Kentucky. The region's local economy is fueled primarily by coal mining, transportation, healthcare and retail. Williamson boasts a strong school system and is home to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, with several major colleges and universities just a 25- to 90-minute drive away. Surrounded by rolling hills, the town offers plenty of outdoor activities, including mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking.
Williamson Memorial is a 76-bed, acute-care hospital with over 300 employees. Although the hospital's building is only 20 years old, Williamson Memorial has served the community for 84 years. Recent additions include a new cardiac cath lab and state-of-the-art nuclear 64-slice CT scanner. Emergency care includes three operating procedure rooms and the support of a high-quality ICU unit. Specialty services include general surgery, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, women's health services and urology. Market expansion services will include otolaryngology (ENT), vascular surgery and gastroenterology.
This hospital is partially owned by physicians.