Mission: To provide a full range of health care services to the citizens of north central west virginia and to enhance the health status of its citizens by providing such services and up to date facilities and equipment.
Programs: Uhc provides health care services for the community and surrounding areas. The majority of the program services are to provide health care and health care maintenance for the community as both inpatient and outpatient services. United hospital center provided $27,800,828 in uncompensated care, which represented 10% of the total net patient service revenue in 2014. Included in the above amount was $6,487,214 of charity care for individuals that qualified for financial assistance and $21,313,614 in bad debt account balance write-offs. Uhc wrote off 2,000 accounts to charity and 8,911 to bad debt related to patients that had medicare coverage. United hospital center supports health access, a free health care clinic that it helped to organize. The clinic serves indigent members of the community. United hospital center provided free health care services and served 1,216 patients supported by health access. Family medicine physicians volunteer their services after hours to the health access clinic to improve access to health care services for harrison county citizens who can not afford to have health insurance coverage.
as part of united hospital center's commitment to ensuring access to primary care, a family medicine residency program was established in 1974. The program is one of six available in west virginia and accounted for approximately 20% of the graduates in these programs. Patient visits to the uhc family medicine clinic were 14,039 in 2014.
to address other health manpower shortages through the region, uhc's school of radiological technology graduated twelve radiology technologist this year. The cost of this program was $289,783 with a tuition revenue of $72,641. In addition, uhc serves as a clinical training site for nursing students from west virginia wesleyan college, fairmont state university, alderson broaddus college, united technical center, mongalia technical center, west virginia university, wheeling jesuit university, edinboro university and fred eberle school of practical nursing.