WVU Medicine strongly supports Jackson General Hospital’s vision to build a new hospital.

Stephanie McCoy, president and CEO of Jackson General Hospital, was the guest speaker at the Ripley Rotary meeting on Oct. 10 where she shared the hospitals mission, “saving lives, changing lives with quality health care, one family at a time,” and vision, “through excellence, Jackson General Hospital will be our community’s healthcare provider of choice.”

McCoy discussed the healthcare industry and changing trends. She spoke on value-based purchasing as well as population health and care initiatives.

McCoy touched base on the agreement between Jackson General Hospital and WVU Medicine.

“WVU Medicine’s goal is to be the healthcare provider of West Virginia by growing its renowned health programs and by providing superior healthcare experiences while also implementing cost-sharing mechanisms to create a more seamless continuity of care for patients and families throughout the state,” McCoy said. “I feel this is the next step toward the alignment.”

McCoy explained the Board’s vision to build a new hospital; in which, WVU Medicine strongly supports. She noted the financial requirements for a partial replacement facility. Architectural renderings for the proposed structure were shared with the group. A new emergency department, surgical department, and inpatient care unit would be included.

The JGH Foundation Board will be kicking off a capital fundraising campaign for the new construction at the Annual Hospital Gala on Nov. 9.