Pleasant Valley Hospital is Ready to Meet Your Healthcare Needs with a Comprehensive Range of Medical Services

Your world and ours changed this year. We prayed for the best but prepared for the worst. Today, there is good news. As a team, we stood against the challenges. Together, we faced the fears. And today – we stand ready to protect you care for you and meet your healthcare needs in the only hospital in the state of West Virginia and Ohio Valley Region to receive an “A” Hospital Patient Safety Grade. We are the faces of PVH, and we are here for you and the ones you love. Whether it’s finding new ways to enhance patient safety, build stronger teamwork, or improve the quality of care, The faces of care at Pleasant Valley Hospital are committed to better serving our community. An important part of that commitment is having a full range of medical services and technologies. We invite you to take a look at this partial list of the services we deliver every day. You might be surprised at how much high-quality care is available right here at home.

 

Emergency Services

Having fast access to emergency medical care is critical when heart attacks, strokes, life-threatening injuries, and a host of other serious medical conditions occur. That’s the reason our Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 with physicians, nurses and technicians who are specifically trained in providing emergency care. Each year, approximately 14,000 people walk through the doors of our Emergency Department.

 

MRI machine with dolphins

Radiology

Radiology is the medical specialty that uses non-invasive imaging technology to diagnose and treat disease. The Gordon C. and Mildred R. Jackson Family Diagnostic Center is fully equipped with advanced, state-of-the-art technology to produce clear, high-quality images that help physicians diagnose your condition and determine the best course of treatment.

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): PVH installed a new state-of-the art MRI with virtual theater in June 2020. An MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves and computer technology to produce high-quality images of the brain, spine, joints, and muscles. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, an MRI does not use radiation to obtain an image.
  • X-ray: The most commonly used imaging for examining different parts of the body.
  • CT Scan: Pleasant Valley Hospital uses the lowest radiation dose CT scanners in the Ohio Valley Region. These state-of-the-art CT scanners are computer-processed combinations of X-rays taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of the body.
  • DEXA Scan: Measures bone density and is used to diagnose osteoporosis.
  • Fluoroscopy: Combines X-rays and computer technology to create real-time images.
  • Ultrasound: Uses high-frequency sound to create images of organs, muscles, joints and other soft tissues.
  • 3D Mammography: PVH’s new advanced technology, 3D Mammogram system provides a low-dose x-ray that allows doctors to look for changes in breast tissue.
  • Nuclear Medicine: Uses radioactive substances to record the function of anatomy to diagnosis and treat disease.

 

Hospitalist Services

A hospitalist is a licensed physician who practices inside the hospital, seeing patients during their stay and providing one-on-one care for a variety of illnesses and injuries. The hospitalist leads the hospital’s care team, examining patients when they’re admitted, coordinating care and ordering diagnostic tests or lab work as needed. The hospitalist may order treatments and medical services as well as prescribe medications. Studies have shown that hospitalists can reduce the length of patient stays and improve outcomes.

 

Primary Care & Specialty Clinics

Our hospital offers a network of primary care providers, medical specialists and health clinics, making access to expert medical care more convenient for everyone in our community. They provide lifelong care for people of all ages, as well as treatment of a variety of acute illnesses and specialized medical conditions. View a complete list of local providers here.

 

Rehabilitation

We offer multiple rehabilitation services for those recovering from surgery, illness or an accident. We help patients restore or improve their physical, cognitive and emotional skills in order to increase independence and improve their quality of life.

  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapists use therapeutic exercises, massage, electrotherapy and other techniques to treat muscle and joint problems, back pain and other medical conditions that inhibit a patient’s flexibility and range of motion.
  • Occupational Therapy: Teaches people the basic skills for daily living, such as self-care routines for getting dressed or holding and controlling a pencil.
  • Cardiac Rehab: A medically supervised program of care designed to help heart patients regain strength and return to their normal lives.
  • Respiratory Therapy: Specialized treatment, management and care of patients who are having difficulty breathing.
  • Other Rehabilitation Services Include:
    Aquatic Therapy
    – Athletic Rehabilitation
    – Massage Therapy & Myofascial Release
    – Manual Therapy
    – Vestibular Rehabilitation
    – Dry Needling
    – Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
    – Orthopedic Care
    – Sensory Integration Therapy
    – Speech Therapy
    – Vital Stim Therapy
    – Work Conditioning
    – and so much more…

 

Surgical Services

Our surgical services include fully-equipped surgical and endoscopy suites, where a team of board-certified general and orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists use both minimally invasive and traditional techniques to perform a wide range of surgeries.

  • Inpatient Surgery: When patients need to stay in the hospital overnight or a few days after surgery, our inpatient team of nurses, aides, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, counselors and case managers know what it takes to help patients through the recovery phase of their hospitalization.
  • Outpatient Surgery: Using minimally invasive techniques, outpatient surgery offers the convenience of same-day surgery without an overnight stay at the hospital.
  • Orthopedic Surgery: Orthopedics is the medical specialty involved with diagnosing and treating the muscles and skeleton.
    Examples of this type of surgery include total joint replacement, knee arthroscopy and carpal tunnel release.
  • Endoscopic Surgery: Uses a specialized piece of equipment called an endoscope, a lighted flexible tube with an attached camera that allows the surgeon to see inside the body. Examples of this type of surgery include upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy.

 

Women’s Health

Our women’s health program provides a comprehensive range of gynecological services for women of all ages. We specialize in health and wellness, birth control, and care before and after menopause. Whether it’s getting routine health exams, choosing the right birth control, or help with family planning, our goal is to help women just like you be healthy and stay healthy. Most importantly, we pledge to treat you not just as a patient, but also as a woman, by answering your questions and providing the emotional support you need.

  • Breast Health: Our Comprehensive Breast Health Center is committed to the prevention, early detection, and treatment of breast cancer. We offer advanced technologies, specialized services, and a sensitive staff specially trained in breast care so women can receive accurate answers about their breast health quickly and in a calming environment.

Learn more about the comprehensive services available at Pleasant Valley Hospital here.