About WMC

Serving patients from West Virginia, Eastern Ohio & Western Pennsylvania

About WMC

Weirton Medical Center, or WMC, is a 238-bed acute care hospital located on US Route 22 in Weirton, WV.  Serving patients from West Virginia, eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, WMC also operates over 50 ancillary locations throughout the tri-state region.  With over 1400 employees, WMC  is proud to be one of the largest employers in northern West Virginia.

WMC History


Weirton Medical Center (then Weirton General Hospital) was founded in 1953 by a group of community leaders in the City of Weirton. The Hospital was initially located in the Weircrest addition of Weirton, north of the city.


A new facility, renamed Weirton Medical Center, was built on a 20-acre campus located near the US Route 22 corridor adjacent to the West Virginia/Pennsylvania border. The late Michael Starvaggi, President of Starvaggi Industries, donated the land for the current facility.


The Hospital converted 23 inpatient beds to create a 23-bed skilled care unit. This unit was expanded to 33 beds in 1996. In 1992, the Hospital created a 20-bed psychiatric unit.


The Hospital undertook a $3.2 million outpatient renovation, which modified the existing main floor of the facility into a centralized outpatient center. In 2002, Weirton Medical Center completed construction of a $10 million four-story medical office complex annexing the main hospital.