Burr Plaza Welcomes WVU Medicine
October 2, 2017
WVU Medicine has relocated its home health and central scheduling operations for Jefferson Medical Center and Berkeley Medical Center to the Jefferson Building in BURR Plaza.Located in Kearneysville, the Jefferson Building has 12,000-square-feet of space designed for office/call center applications. "The new location is more spacious and provides a quiet, secure environment, which is conducive for efficiently managing the volume of calls received and protecting healthcare information," said Neil McLaughlin, vice president of operations for WVU Medicine, Jefferson medical Center and Berkeley Medical Center.
"We're pleased to have WVU Medicine join our growing list of tenants here in BURR Plaza," said Jim Ruland, owner of RAI Properties, LLC. "Our safe and secure office buildings, with open floor plans and 10Gz+ of fiber to the desktop, are ideally suited for office and call center functions like those being conducted there now by WVU Medicine."
About 30 staff members with University Healthcare at Home occupy the first floor of the Jefferson Building. They provide home health services to patients in Jefferson and Berkeley counties. Previously, the home health staff operated out of a much smaller space in the retail section of Burr Plaza.
Approximately 22 employees comprise the central scheduling staff and are located on the second floor of the Jefferson Building. They handle pre-authorization calls as well as scheduling appointments for such services as pre-surgical testing, outpatient diagnostic exams and tests, and rehab services for both Jefferson Medical Center and Berkeley Medical Center. In the past, central scheduling functions were conducted from a location near Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg. Six employees with Gateway Home Care also work out of the second floor of the Jefferson Building.
"It's great to see WVU Medicine expanding its healthcare footprint here in Jefferson County," said John Reisenweber, executive director of the Jefferson County Development Authority. "A quality healthcare system is an important location factor for companies considering a community. These continued investments by WVU Medicine will help attract good employers to Jefferson County."
In addition to Jefferson Medical Center and its affiliated physicians, WVU Medicine's other facilities in Jefferson County include University Urgent Care in Charles Town, Harpers Ferry Family Medicine in Harpers Ferry, and Gateway Home Care, which is a retail durable medical equipment/supplies store in Charles Town.