Mission: West virginia united health system is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves through the delivery of quality, cost effective health care services support of health professional training and research. Wvuhs provides integrated support services to reduce costs for member hospitals.
Programs: West virginia united health system, inc. D/b/a west virginia university health system wvuhs was formed to serve as a part of an integrated health science and healthcare delivery system. The primary function of wvuhs is to provide strategic leadership, oversight, and centralized support services for member hospitals and affiliated organizations which allow those entities to deliver higher quality healthcare, reduce the costs of services provided to the public, and provide a better environment for education and research. One example of the support services provided by wvuhs includes centralized contracting and procurement services that has historically produced costs savings in excess of 10 million per year to the member organizations. The structure of wvuhs also facilitates the sharing of information in clinical areas to streamline development of quality improvement, clinical best practice, and data sharing efforts across the system. Finally, there is a highly shared focus on quality of care and patient satisfaction at the system level, as the wvuhs board of directors continuously