CAMC kicks off construction of new education facility

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Area Medical Center on Friday launched its fundraising campaign and celebrated the start of construction for the hospital’s Center for Learning and Research. It’s called the CAMC Foundation Knowledge at the Center of Care Campaign.

CAMC President and CEO Dave Ramsey said the facility is critical to the hospital’s future as they continue to add training programs and educate the specialists who will serve Central and Southern West Virginia patients in the future.

“It’s hard to recruit physicians to CAMC to get the talent we need in Central West Virginia, so we’ve taken the approach we’ll grow our own,” Ramsey explained.

The CAMC Center for Learning and Research is being built on Chesterfield Avenue next to the Aladdin Restaurant in the city.

Ramsey said the hospital now offers expanded specialty opportunities in a variety of fields. Urology, emergency medicine, cardiology and pulmonary critical care are the current offerings. He added there are also plans to add neurology, gastroenterology, and oncology training programs in the future.

“We needed a new building for our simulation center and research space, staff, and conferencing space,” Ramsey explained.

The project is already underway and should be completed by the end of 2022.

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