POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — For the second fiscal year in a row, Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) employees will receive an across-the-board salary increase.
Glen Washington, FACHE, CEO at PVH, announced a two percent market increase, effective March 6.
“Even though much of medicine today is technology driven, our people are our greatest asset. It is important to try to keep salaries and benefits competitive with the region,” stated Glen Washington, FACHE, CEO.
Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) and Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) approved two percent market increase for their employees this year.
PVH employs 650 people.
Last week, PVH also announced it upgraded both of its computed tomography (CT) scanners with high-definition systems and software technology that reduces the amount of radiation emitted during CT tests by up to 50 percent without compromising the quality of the images, which is the lowest radiation dose in the area.
As previously reported, the new CT scanners also feature larger openings to add better patient comfort to ease patient anxiety by using a less confining and intimidating design.
PVH has kicked off a $3.25 million fundraising campaign through its PVH Foundation to bring the Children and Family Diagnostic Center to life. Washington spoke about the ambitious plans in January, explaining, this expansion of services was projected to take two years to fund and would include some remodeling of the existing hospital, primarily in the lobby, to create the diagnostic center.
The $3.25 million includes funding MRI upgrades estimated at $1.3 million; CT upgrades estimated at $700,000; a digital radiology room estimated at $375,000; Picture Archiving and Communication System upgrades estimated at $125,000; 3D mammography suite estimated at $400,000; nuclear medicine upgrades estimated at $350,000.
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