Location Profile

Parkersburg, West Virginia

Facility Type
Acute Care - General
Facility Location
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in and was founded over 100 years ago in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Over the years, the hospital has grown to be a major healthcare provider in the area with over 300 beds. The hospital maintains a dedicated staff and the best medical technology possible to offer comprehensive care to its patients, even winning the Consumer Choice award for more than a decade.

Community Overview

Parkersburg is a river town in the Mid-Ohio Valley region of West Virginia and is one of the largest cities in the state. The gorgeous location of the Ohio River has led to a thriving town of business and cultural interest with plenty to see, visit and do. Parkersburg is one of the most beautiful spots in West Virginia and is located within driving distance of multiple major cities. The state of Ohio is just 18 minutes away, but Parkersburg is less than a 3 hour drive to Pittsburgh as well. Residents of Parkersburg love the area because of its gorgeous surroundings and convenience. Parkersburg’s activity calendar is robust, with exciting events like the Taste of Parkersburg, an annual celebration of the food and drink of the region. Other must-do events include Holiday in the Park, the Mid-Ohio Valley Multicultural Festival, and the West Virginia State Honey Festival. Commuting around town is easy with the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority bus system, as it offers multiple fixed routes.

Learn more about Parkersburg at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


Education begins early in Parkersburg, as the city offers multiple Pre-K classes to start children off right academically. The district features more than 16 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 high schools. Creating a foundation for academic success is the number one focus of the district, especially as the area features several prominent higher education institutions. The high schools are diverse with a curriculum that’s challenging and up to date. Williamstown High School has even been named as one of the best schools in the state by U.S. News and World Report, and in 2017, received a Bronze Medal.

Click here to read more about public schools in Parkersburg.
Click here to read about private schools in Parkersburg.

Once you find the school you are interested in, you will need to contact them directly with any questions you might have.


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Local and Nearby Attractions

The Mid-Ohio Valley offers visitors and residents the chance to enjoy a wide range of shopping options. You’ll enjoy browsing the nearby Grand Central Mall which features over 85 stores, a 12-screen theater, and an arcade-laser tag center. Other shopping options in Parkersburg include local boutiques and artisan shops, plus a winery to shop for a fine vino. Heritage is a big part of the Parkersburg experience, and you can explore all of the sites. The Blennerhassett Island State Park can be accessed by riverboat. Once you’re on land, you can explore the historic mansion and park with guides dressed in authentic period clothing or take a hike, fish and just enjoy the great outdoors. The park even offers horse-drawn carriage rides when the weather is right, so it’s a great place to spend the day with a picnic. Not far from the city is also North Bend State Park, where you attend outdoor events, travel down one of the park’s many trails, fish, observe wildlife, go horseback riding and more.

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Crime Rate

Parkersburg officials are proud of their city’s low crime rate and have a dedicated police department in place to ensure the city is safe for all. The police department offers a program called COPE (Community Oriented Police Enforcement) to work directly with citizens in crime prevention.

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