St. Mary's Medical Center (Huntington)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
St. Mary's Medical Center
Sisters of the Pallottine Missionary Society
Location Huntington, West Virginia, United States
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Marshall University
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Beds 393
Founded 1924
Lists Hospitals in West Virginia

St. Mary's Medical Center (SMMC) is a hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. It is the largest medical facility in the tri-state region wherein West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky meet. The medical center is the largest private employer in Cabell County with over 2600 employees. [1]


As a teaching facility associated with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, St. Mary's trains medical residents in several specialties. The hospital campus is home to the St. Mary's School of Nursing, the St. Mary's School of Radiologic Technology, and the St. Mary’s School of Respiratory Care. All three programs are associated with Marshall University. It is also the home to the Marshall University Physical Therapy program, which began in 2013.

In 2015, the hospital further affiliated with UK HealthCare's (University of Kentucky) Markey Cancer Center.


St. Mary's Medical Center's new regional heart institute and emergency department opened in May 2006.

SMMC has centers in cardiac care, cancer treatment, an emergency department with a Level II Trauma Center and neuroscience.


On November 6, 1924, the Sisters of the Pallottine Missionary Society opened St. Mary's Hospital.[2] In August 2002, the hospital was renamed St. Mary's Medical Center. On July 9, 2012 St. Mary's opened a 24-hour-a-day, 7 day a week 12-bed Emergency Room in Ironton, Ohio. It contains acute and trauma rooms, imaging and lab services, and specialty doctors will rotate between the Ironton Campus and Huntington Campus. [3] [4]


The mission statement of the hospital is:

"We are inspired by the love of Christ to provide quality health care in ways which respect the
God-given dignity of each person and the sacredness of human life."


External links[edit]