Ceremony planned for new Camden Clark Medical Center building

A view of where the new medical office building will be constructed along Garfield Avenue. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — The WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center will be holding a groundbreaking Thursday for its newest medical office building.

The 1 p.m. ceremony will commemorate the construction of the building that will be a partnership among Camden Clark, Parkersburg Cardiology Associates and the WVU Heart & Vascular Institute.

The new medical office building will house the hospital’s cardiovascular services and Parkersburg Cardiology Associates under one roof, officials said.

When completed, the two-story, 27,630-square-foot building will consist of the cardiology suite on the first floor with 25 exam rooms and support spaces, offices for 10 physicians and five to six nurse practitioners, a congestive heart failure clinic, lab, business operations, conference room, reception and large waiting area with restrooms and vending. The second floor will consist of a large area for cardiac rehabilitation, an outpatient testing suite that will offer and include stress testing, nuclear cameras, echocardiograms, vascular ultrasounds, EECP, a pacemaker and device clinic along with reception and waiting areas.

The ceremony will be held at 705 Garfield Ave. Opening remarks will be given by Karen Bowling, interim chief executive officer for the Camden Clark Medical Center.

A rendering of the cardiology building to be built at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center along Garfield Avenue. (Photo Provided)

The announcement will be made by Albert Wright, president and chief executive officer for WVU Medicine. Bowling and Wright are expect to give details about the new facility.

Dr. David Gnegy, board-certified cardiologist with Parkersburg Cardiology Associates, will talk about “Leadership in Cardiac Care.”

Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce will discuss what this expansion will mean to the city.