Fighting cancer is tough enough. It shouldn't be made tougher by having to travel from place to place to receive care. Patients of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center can visit a comprehensive team of academic cancer specialists, complete Lab testing and Radiology screenings, have access to a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic cancer services, participate in clinical trials and benefit from patient education and support all under one roof.
Our campus is an academic medical center that includes the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cabell Huntington Hospital, the Hoops Family Children's Hospital, the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health. The strong relationships among these entities integrate clinical and academic enterprises for the benefit of the patient, the community and the region.
Cabell Huntington Hospital is a 303-bed medical center that cares for patients from more than 29 counties throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio. Opened in 1956, it is a teaching hospital affiliated with Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. Cabell Huntington is leading the way in community health care, and with that comes the responsibility of training others to continue the tradition of excellence. The hospital works with the teaching and research programs at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and other medical and technical schools. Through these partnerships, the hospital staff works with some of the most highly qualified medical specialists in the area, sharing insight into the latest concepts in medical education and patient care.
The Hoops Family Children's Hospital is a 72-bed children's hospital within Cabell Huntington Hospital. It is a member of the Children's Hospital Association and includes a 36-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 26-bed General Pediatrics Unit and a 10-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The facility is currently undergoing a $12 million renovation project to reconstruct the units for general pediatrics and pediatric intensive care. The Hoops Family Children’s Hospital is supported by Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists in neurosurgery, general surgery, neurology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, cardiology and pediatric oncology.
The Marshall University Medical Center adjoins Cabell Huntington Hospital through a four-story atrium. It includes administration offices and the clinical practice areas for most of the Marshall Health physician practices. Patients have access to Marshall University's physicians and specialists, as well as all the services the hospital has to offer, all conveniently located under one roof.
The Center for Rural Health supports rural health care outreach in more than half of West Virginia's counties, enabling the medical community to provide services and address problems in an integrated and functional manner. Major projects at the Center for Rural Health include diabetes care, smoking cessation, care for rural elders and rural cancer prevention. The center also houses a modern learning technology center that is used to support rural providers, as well as offices for two regional positions of the West Virginia Department of Health — the tobacco control office and the community health promotion/disease prevention specialist. In addition, the center contains the Harless Auditorium and teleconferencing center, the Health Sciences Library and administrative offices of the School of Medicine.