by Lisa Schauer
Staff members at War Memorial Hospital gathered recently to celebrate the facility’s tenth anniversary.
Located about a mile and half from the original hospital, which opened as The Pines in 1934, the modern War Memorial Hospital opened at 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs on April 28, 2012.
“I remember just a week before the dedication ceremony we had snow,
a lot like this past April,” recalled Kim Ack, a case manager at the hospital.
The Pines became War Memorial Hospital in 1947, and was later acquired by Valley Health in 2010. It is one of six hospitals owned by Valley Health of Winchester.
War Memorial Hospital was built for $30 million in 2012. It sits on just over 80 acres, which include a helipad and ample parking.
The hospital opened ten years ago with modern op
erating rooms, 25 acute care beds, 16 long-term care beds, and an eight-bed emergency department.