Marshall Health, Marshall University and Mountain Health Network boards approve new name for integrated academic health system

Monday, August 28, 2023

The Marshall Health, Marshall University and Mountain Health Network governing boards earlier this month voted unanimously to approve a single name for the newly integrated academic health system — Marshall Health Network, Inc.

Leaders from the three organizations will discuss the integration and evolution of the new health system during the West Virginia Chamber Business Summit later this week in White Sulphur Springs.

The integrated academic health system will consist of Mountain Health Network’s four hospitals: Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Hoops Family Children’s Hospital and Rivers Health; its ambulatory facilities, medical offices and employed physician practices; and Marshall Health’s physician practice and its facilities. 

The adoption of the Marshall brand allows for the next step in realizing the vision of an integrated academic health system. Marshall Health Network best reflects the shared purpose of the three entities, while also unifying their identities and reaffirming their strength as a collective, harnessing the full potential of their focus on education, clinical care and research.

The three entities are continuing their due diligence and are working toward a definitive agreement by Oct. 1. A staff and community event will be held later this fall to celebrate the agreement’s completion.