St. Clairsville, OH – May 19, 2022 — Trinity Health System is pleased to announce that the health system has secured property and funding to build a 20,000 square foot neighborhood hospital in St. Clairsville, Ohio, to serve the communities in and around Belmont County. This project, which has been over two years in the making, will bring much needed healthcare access to an area that is largely underserved. The plans for the two story neighborhood hospital include a ten bed emergency room, two operating rooms, six in patients rooms for short stay services, radiology services, laboratory services and room to grow and expand in the coming years.
“We had this vision when several local hospitals had to close their doors,” said Matt Grimshaw, CEO for the health system. “We knew we had to do something but we needed time to plan so that we could do it right. We are finally there and thrilled to make this announcement to our Belmont County Community that has welcomed us with open arms from day one of standing up care here.”
The health system’s foundation has pledged funding to support the building of the hospital. “It’s the right thing to do,” said Jerry Simpson, President of the Trinity Health System Foundation board of directors. “This will continue the mission of caring for our communities and provide a choice for healthcare in the region.”
“Today is about celebrating what’s coming for our community,” said Mayor of St. Clairsville, Kathryn Thalman. “We are so excited to welcome this new project to our city and look forward to watching it take shape.”
Trinity Health System will be planning a groundbreaking in the near future at the site which is located on National Road close to the system’s current clinic locations. The site will also include a helipad for emergency transports.
About Trinity Health System: Trinity Health System is a faith based, Catholic health system with the largest footprint in the region serving Jefferson, Harrison, Tuscarawas, Belmont and Columbiana counties in Ohio with locations in Hancock County in West Virginia and Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. Trinity Health System is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at commonspirit.org.