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William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital

Weston, W.Va.

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William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital recognizes the need for interaction and communication between its clients and their families or representatives in a time of local, state and/or national emergencies. In the event of a known emergency, family members or authorized representatives may call: (304) 269-1210.

William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital, located in Weston, West Virginia and operating under the direction of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, was opened in 1994 and replaced the old Weston State Hospital. It is a 150 bed acute care psychiatric facility with full accreditation from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Sharpe Hospital offers a wide range of services to patients either committed to the hospital through civil commitment or, in the case of forensic patients, ordered through the judicial system. The hospital works closely with the Community Behavioral Health Centers and with other community organizations to ensure a smooth transition back to the community after discharge. The hospital has close, ongoing cooperation with West Virginia University,Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, which provides professionals from different backgrounds (Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Physician Assistants, and Psychiatrists) to the hospital. Over the years, Sharpe Hospital has emerged as a premier center for mental health education, as well as research, in the state of West Virginia.

Sharpe Hospital takes seriously its responsibility for providing quality patient care and a safe environment for its patients and staff. If anyone has concerns about patient care or safety in the hospital that have not been addressed, they are encouraged to contact the hospital's Chief Executive Officer at 304-269-1210, Extension 280. If the concerns cannot be resolved through the hospital, the Joint Commission's Office of Quality Monitoring should be contacted to report concerns or register complaints. They may be contacted by calling 1-800-994-6610 or
e-mailing to You can also contact Oflac at:

Our Health Equity Promise   
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Section 1557
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital complies with    
applicable Federal Civil Rights laws and does not    
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,    
age, disability, or sex. This facility does not exclude    
people or treat them differently because of race,    
color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.   
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital provides free aids and    
services to people with disabilities to communicate    
effectively with us, such as:   
◊ Qualified sign language interpreters   
◊ Written information in other formats (large print,    
audio, accessible electronic formats, and other formats)   
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital provides free language    
sevices to people whose primary language is not English,   
 such as:   
◊ Qualified interpreters   
◊ Information written in other languages   
If you need these services, please call Bryan Gustke at    
304-269-1210 ext. 311, or the Nurse Clinical    
Coordinator at 304-269-1210 ext. 210 if after normal    
work hours or on weekends and holidays.   
If you believe that this facility has failed to provide these   
services or discriminated in another way on the basis of   
race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can   
file a grievance or request that someone assist you with    
filing a grievance by contacting  Sharoon Reed at    
304-269-1210 ext. 306 or    
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically, through the Office of Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at, or by mail or phone at    
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services   
200 Independence Avenue, SW   
Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, DC 20201   
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TTD)   
Complaint forms are available at   


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(Be sure to select Lewis from the county list on the application)
Health Service Workers
(Be sure to select Lewis from the county list on the application)
Applications can also be obtained at the Main Desk of the hospital or
You can drop off your completed application to the Main Desk of the hospital.
Exceptional benefits include:
Partial tuition reimbursement
Start with 15 paid vacation days per year
18 days paid sick leave per year (you can use up to five days of this sick leave to care for an ill member of your immediate family)
12 paid holidays per year
Flexible scheduling
Tenured with retirement after only 5 years
Health and life insurance benefits
Dental, vision, and disability coverage available
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital, a 150-bed Joint Commission accredited psychiatric facility operated by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, announces higher entry level salaries beginning in January 2015 for direct care staff:

William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital currently has career opportunities for Registered Nurses,
 LPNs and health service trainees/workers/assistants.  
For more information regarding the online application process, please visit 

Interested individuals should contact the Human Resources Department at:

William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital
936 Sharpe Hospital Road
Weston, WV  26452
Phone: 304-269-1210 x360
Fax: 304-269-6235

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