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United Hospital Center growth plans include wing, school of nursing and new pediatric center


In yet another challenging year for the health care industry nationwide, the staff at WVU Medicine-United Hospital Center in Bridgeport rose to the occasion to ensure that patients received appropriate care and that the hospital can continue growth to support the expanding health care needs of the community, according to the hospital’s president and CEO.

The last year brought more COVID-19 patients than ever before into hospitals throughout the nation, but in West Virginia and at UHC, as well.
In the two years of the pandemic, more than 100,000 COVID-19 tests were administered at the hospital’s testing tent. In addition, staff were able to administer many doses of monoclonal antibodies to people with COVID-19 until the arrival of the Omicron variant in late 2021 rendered those therapies less effective.

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