William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital, located in Weston, West Virginia and operating under the direction of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, was opened in 1994 and replaced the old Weston State Hospital. It is a 150 bed acute care psychiatric facility with full accreditation from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Sharpe Hospital offers a wide range of services to patients either committed to the hospital through civil commitment or, in the case of forensic patients, ordered through the judicial system. The hospital works closely with the Community Behavioral Health Centers and with other community organizations to ensure a smooth transition back to the community after discharge. The hospital has close, ongoing cooperation with West Virginia University, Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, which provides professionals from different backgrounds (Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Physician Assistants, and Psychiatrists) to the hospital. Over the years, Sharpe Hospital has emerged as a premier center for mental health education, as well as research, in the state of West Virginia.
Sharpe Hospital takes seriously its responsibility for providing quality patient care and a safe environment for its patients and staff. If anyone has concerns about patient care or safety in the hospital that have not been addressed, they are encouraged to contact the hospital's Chief Executive Officer at 304-269-1210, Extension 280. If the concerns cannot be resolved through the hospital, the Joint Commission's Office of Quality Monitoring should be contacted to report concerns or register complaints. They may be contacted by calling 1-800-994-6610 or e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Senior Management / Key Personnel
How to reach us.
Contact us: SharpeHospital@wv.gov