The Health Sciences Center and West Virginia University Hospitals located in Morgantown, West Virginia are the principle centers for dental and medical education in the State and are the main referral centers for an extensive geographic area including eastern Ohio, south-west Pennsylvania and western Maryland with a population of about a half million. The other affiliated institutions are Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV and Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
West Virginia University Hospitals is a fully accredited tertiary care referral center. It is an integral part of the Health Sciences Center which includes the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy with their respective programs of professional and para-professional education. The Health Sciences Center is housed in a single comprehensive structure which includes a library holding approximately 2,500 current periodical subscriptions and more than 208,000 bound volumes.
Annual admissions to University Hospitals total approximately 12,000 of which over 200 are referred to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Services. There are more than 7000 operations performed at the hospital and over 150 involve oral and maxillofacial surgery. University Hospital has an active emergency room fully staffed twenty-four hours a day. There are about 40,000 visits per year. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service is actively involved in the treatment of maxillofacial trauma patients on an on-call basis.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has an outpatient clinic located in the School of Dentistry and Ruby Memorial Hospital. There are nearly 210,000 outpatient visits per year and nearly 9,000 of these visits are made to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics.