Wheeling Hospital, 1 Medical Park, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia
"By 1975, Wheeling Hospital's directors and administrators accepted the recommendations of consultants who said a new hospital was needed because of the limitations on the North Wheeling facility's physical plant and site. The board of directors acquired a 212-acre site of undeveloped land next to Interstate 70 in Wheeling's Oak Park-Clator area. Extension of Mount de Chantal Road provided access from the interstate at Washington Avenue.
Once again, the hospital turned to the public for help. While consultants who looked at the hospital's service area predicted a fund drive would net $600,000, Wheeling residents came through with an astounding $6 million. Grading and preparation for the site began in January 1968 and on Oct. 23, 1972, ground was broken for the new $25 million hospital.
The new Wheeling Hospital was dedicated on Sunday, June 1, 1975. Patients were moved in on June 21 after months of extensive planning and preparation."