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Authority OKs New Cardiac Services at Princeton Hospital

Princeton Community Hospital

State regulators have approved Princeton Community Hospital’s request to develop diagnostic cardiac catheterization services.

The hospital recently received a certificate of need from the West Virginia Health Care Authority for the project.

Dr. Wallace Horne tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that offering the services in Princeton will give patients more options. He says market information shows that patients in Mercer County go to hospitals in Bluefield, Charleston and Roanoke, Virginia, for cardiac diagnostic and treatment catheterization services.

Princeton Community Hospital’s project doesn’t include angioplasty or stents. Horne says the hospital could apply for another certificate of need to offer these services if there’s a medical need in the community.