BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) There is a new challenge to Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital’s (BARH) recent heart procedure certification by the West Virginia Health Care Authority.
Executives at the hospital said Tuesday that Raleigh General Hospital has filed an appeal in Kanawha County to challenge the move — arguing their hospital offers the same services.
The certification gives BARH the authority to expand its advanced cardiac services to allow life-saving interventional procedures such as stent placement.
Regardless of Monday’s filing, BARH Community CEO Rocco Massey said the hospital plans to move forward with the roll-out of the new services on November 20.
“This project is about saving lives. We’re going to continue to implement it. It’s a big deal for Southern West Virginia to add a second PCI site and we’re full speed ahead.”
BARH will be having an open house and ribbon cutting for the new services on Monday, October 21. During that time, the hospital will also be showcasing some of the new renovations to the hospital’s lobby.