William R. Sharpe, Jr. (Sharpe) Hospital, located in Weston, West Virginia and operating under the direction of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, opened in 1994 and replaced the 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 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 and research in West Virginia.
Sharpe Hospital takes seriously its responsibility for providing quality patient care and a safe environment for its patients and staff. Concerns about patient care or safety in the hospital that have not been addressed should be directed to the Chief Executive Officer at 304-269-1210, Extension 280. If concerns cannot be resolved through the hospital, the Joint Commission's Office of Quality Monitoring should be contacted: 1-800-994-6610 or
. You can also contact the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Inspector General, Office of Health Facility and Certification:
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY: Sharpe 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.
Our Health Equity Promise
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Section 1557
Sharpe 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.
Sharpe Hospital provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as qualified sign language interpreters and written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, and other formats). Sharpe Hospital provides free language sevices to people whose primary language is not English, such as qualified interpreters and 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:
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)
For general information, call the main switchboard at (304) 269-1210 or toll free at 1-888-269-1210
Fax (304) 269-6235
For employment information, call Extension 360.
For billing information, call Extension 293.
To learn about job opportunities at this facility, contact DHHRJobs@wv.gov
. To search open positions and apply, visit personnel.wv.gov
The need for volunteer services at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital is based upon the recognition that patients in psychiatric facilities have fundamental human requirements, which include a sense of belonging and interpersonal relationships to help achieve a state of wellbeing. Volunteers make an important contribution toward fulfillment of these needs. The Volunteer Services Department is a vital link between the facility and the community. Volunteers help patients expand their sense of self-worth and self-esteem, providing a sense of normalization. Because volunteers make a valuable contribution to the quality of patient care, we strive to place individuals in positions best suited to their interests, abilities, and experience. Areas for volunteering include the Gift Shop, Patient Library, Recreation, and Special Patient Activities. Caring continues to be the most important service that volunteers perform. Through volunteering, you demonstrate concern for your fellow persons in a positive way by giving of your time and services. For more information, contact the Volunteer Director at (304) 269-1210 Extension 371.