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WMHS South Cumberland Urgent Care expands, will accommodate temporary Hunt Club closure

January 31st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

As a response to local need and trends occurring within health care, Western Maryland Health System announced the expansion of South Cumberland Urgent Care.

    Services will now include occupational and diagnostic services. The newly expanded center will be called Advanced Medical Care serving Western Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The new 7,297 sq. ft. facility, which has been enlarged to include the two storefronts next to the original urgent care facility, will open on Saturday, February 1. 

    The new location will have five urgent care exam rooms, four occupational exam rooms, a lab and an x-ray room. “We started this one-stop shop of services recently with Advanced Lakeside Medical Care in McHenry and have had great success,” said Barry P. Ronan, WMHS President and CEO. “This expansion of services is needed based on the increase of patients coming to the South Cumberland location from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Western Maryland.”

    Since its opening in October 2018, South Cumberland has had over 20,500 visits, with many local residents shifting their location of choice from the WMHS Hunt Club Urgent Care Center in Short Gap, W.V. to the South Cumberland location. “This shift, plus regulatory requirements in West Virginia, has forced WMHS to temporarily close the Hunt Club Urgent Care and transition the service to the newer South Cumberland space,” Ronan added. “WMHS is pleased to have provided urgent care services at Hunt Club and looks forward to continuing to serve those patients at the South Cumberland Location on Industrial Boulevard, only 6.5 miles away. As for the Hunt Club location, once the UMPC transaction has been completed, WMHS will re-file a Certificate of Need application to provide expanded services in Mineral County, W.V,” Ronan said.

One Response to “WMHS South Cumberland Urgent Care expands, will accommodate temporary Hunt Club closure”

  1. January 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm, Kevin said:

    I’m guessing since WVU Medical Group objects the old Hunt Club location will be lost, and the closest WV location will be Fort Ashby. It is a pity – that was a great location for that area – good care and easy access.

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