West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

Investigation at Welch Community Hospital


The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is investigating alleged patient abuse by an employee at Welch Community Hospital.


The West Virginia State Police was notified of the complaint Tuesday and is investigating, along with DHHR’s Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC).


Due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), no further comments or information will be provided until the investigation is complete.

Contact Information

Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov