Heart & Vascular Center (WVU Clinical Teaching Center) Charleston Medical Center Charleston, West Virginia

Heart & Vascular Center (WVU Clinical Teaching Center) Charleston Medical Center Charleston, West Virginia

The new Heart and Vascular Center at Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC), which includes the Clinical Teaching Center for West Virginia University's School of Medicine, provides training for healthcare professionals and improved medical services for West Virginians.

The new facility consolidates previously scattered services, improving coordination and communication for acute-care patients. It also provides space to move cardiac care services closer to the existing open heart surgery suite, as the CAMC cardiovascular program is one of the most active programs in the nation.

The new CAMC Heart and Vascular Center combines 26 acuity adaptable patient beds and 22 new prep/recovery beds with 10 new cardiac cath/EP labs with 3 CDL (vascular) labs along with the non-invasive programs in one setting. Vacated space in the adjacent ambulatory care building allows for future renovation of the emergency department, outpatient surgery and endoscopy clinic. Two floors of the building are also dedicated to the Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Education Center for West Virginia University School of Medicine and is used by medical, nursing, dental, and pharmacy students. There is space for a clinical trials center, a retail pharmacy, and clinics for internal medicine surgery clinics, family practice and behavioral medicine.

The new health sciences center improves healthcare in the Kanawha Valley and helps develop and expand healthcare professions in southern West Virginia.

Design Team
Architect: BSA LifeStructures
New Construction: 172,000 SF / Renovated: 20,000 SF
Completion Date: January 2009
Construction Cost: $47,533,300
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