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JMH acquires land for medical campus

By Staff | Oct 14, 2011

RANSON – West Virginia University Hospitals East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital officials announced Wednesday, Oct. 5 that 50 acres of land has been acquired in Jefferson County to be used for the future site of a new comprehensive medical campus.

The property, located near 340 South in Charles Town, was owned by the Langlet family. Dr. Jules Langlet was a long time general practitioner on staff at Charles Town General Hospital and then Jefferson Memorial Hospital until his retirement.

According to Dr. Christina Coad, chief administrative officer at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, 10 of the 50 acres of land was donated by the Langlet family to the Jefferson Health Care Foundation in support of Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Coad described the donation of the 10-acre parcel as a symbol of the Langlet’s continued support of the hospital and its mission to provide the best in health care services to area residents.

Preliminary planning for the new campus has already begun. A strategic planning team is creating a list of potential services for the medical campus which may include a wellness center, urgent care center, patient and community health education facility, interdisciplinary medical library and skill development/simulation laboratory. The plan does include a replacement hospital and medical office building/ambulatory care center.