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Groundbreaking on New Care Campus Marks a Milestone in WV Health Care

By Stonerise

SUMMERSVILLE, W.VA. (June 1, 2021) Stonerise, West Virginia’s leading provider of clinician-led transitional care, and WVU Medicine Summersville Regional Medical Center (SRMC) broke ground today on a new care center that will work to expand and improve healthcare to Nicholas County citizens as they age.

The Stonerise Summersville care campus, an approximately 70,000-square-foot, 90-bed, transitional and skilled nursing center, will be the first “COVID-19 influenced” center built in West Virginia and possibly the country. It will serve short-term and long-term transitional and skilled nursing patients, as well as people with Alzheimer’s.

“The pandemic afforded us an exceptional opportunity to strategically consider how best to design and construct a new care center to be adaptable and uniquely built to protect against future infectious disease outbreaks,” said Stonerise Chief Executive Officer, Larry Pack. “This new state-of-the-art center will create a template for future development, and we are excited to partner with SRMC and the City of Summersville to provide a variety of short and long-term care services to this community.”

The new care center will initially employ 130 people – including skilled clinicians, nurse practitioners and a variety of other administrative, culinary, maintenance and patient care roles. SRMC’s current skilled nursing staff will join the nearly 3,000 team members part of the Stonerise Network. Stonerise Summersville is expected to be complete by August 2022 and will be located on Professional Park Drive in Summersville, which was selected specifically to be located close to downtown as well as the hospital.

“We are delighted to break ground on Stonerise Summersville and move forward in our partnership with Stonerise Healthcare,” said Karen Bowling, president and CEO of SRMC. “I am excited to see this project unfold, and the advantages it will provide for the residents and staff, as well as the community. Wonderful things are happening!”

The center will be thoughtfully designed with Alzheimer neighborhoods and dedicated hospice suites. Stonerise will apply for certification for a Certified Alzheimer’s/Dementia Special Care unit – making it 1 of 10 statewide. The design blends aesthetically into the Summersville community and culture, with a mountain lodge feel to both the interior and exterior. It will be a leading-edge, modern center across all aspects, from amenities and technology to expansive common areas. The center will feature all private rooms, multiple small gathering spaces, more natural light and investment in outdoor spaces. It will also promote patient and team member care quality and emotional health. Once the initial 90-bed care center is complete, a detached, 14-bed, assisted living cottage will be constructed on the Stonerise Summersville campus.

Pray Construction and LK Architecture are leading construction and design.


Photo caption: Pictured left to right – Del. Heather Tully, Mark Grigsby, President Pray Construction, Robert Shafer, Mayor, City of Summersville WV, Larry Pack, Stonerise CEO, Karen Bowling, President and CEO of SRMC, Del. Caleb Hanna, Albert Wright, President & CEO, WVU Health System and Steve White, Co-Founder, Stonerise.

About Stonerise: Founded in 2009, Stonerise offers innovative healthcare solutions to get patients throughout West Virginia and beyond back to health and back to life. The Stonerise Network is a network of transitional support made up of 3,000+ team members. We provide an essential and broad range of care services to 2,000+ patients in West Virginia and southeast Ohio including transitional and skilled nursing care centers, therapy, home health care, and hospice. Stonerise clinicians meet patients and their loved ones wherever they may be on their care journey and assist them in getting back to health and back to life.

About SRMC: Since 1967, Summersville Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has served patients from all over southern West Virginia. Originating as an extended care facility called the Summersville convalescent home, the facility became known as Summersville memorial hospital when hospital services and obstetrical care were added. Through the years, the campus has grown to include the ambulatory care center, home to several physician offices, patient rehabilitation, and many other services. Summersville memorial hospital became Summersville regional medical center in 2010. Some years later, following a series of events which led to the facility’s entrance into a management agreement with WVU hospitals in 2018; Summersville Regional Medical Center officially joined the WVU medicine health system in July 2019. Centrally located in Nicholas county, SRMC works diligently and remains focused on delivering individualized patient care and improving the lives of those in its community.

About Pray Construction: Pray Construction Company is the leading Design-Build firm in West Virginia.  Providing construction management, design-build,  general contracting, and preconstruction services for over 35 years, Pray upholds A Tradition of Building Excellence. Our expertise and tailored delivery methods help owners visualize and control their project, budget, and schedule from early concepts through construction and warranty.   Pray serves as the go-to commercial construction company for business owners across the state. Pray builds communities and further enables clients to deliver their important work to these communities.