WVU Medicine Children’s Now Offering Services At Wheeling Hospital
WHEELING – Wheeling area families looking for pediatric care can now find those services locally through WVU Medicine Children’s and Wheeling Hospital.
The hospital announced Wednesday that a number of pediatric services will be offered both in person and through telemedicine, staffed by WVU Medicine Children’s physicians.
Patients can be seen in Tower 1, Suite 106 of Wheeling Hospital and the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiology Clinic at Cabela Drive at The Highlands.
“We are committed to meeting the needs of the children and families in the greater Wheeling area,” WVU Medicine Children’s Chief Operating Officer Amy L. Bush-Marone said.
“We believe that no family should have to travel long distances to find the care their child needs. By bringing our experts to the Ohio Valley, we can ensure they have convenient access to highly specialized care close to home.”
In-person services include endocrinology, genetics, orthopaedics and surgery. Telemedicine services include adolescent medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, and pulmonology.
The following services are provided both in-person and through telemedicine: cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery. Urology services currently are provided in-person but will transition to telemedicine in January.
Patients must be referred by their pediatricians.
“The WVU Pediatric Specialty Clinic was established to serve the entire region,” Wheeling Hospital CEO Douglass Harrison said.
“The same specialists who you could travel to Morgantown for are seeing patients locally so that our community doesn’t have to drive far distances to access world-class pediatric care.”