Man Appalachian Regional Hospital (1954-2001)
Man Appalachian Regional Hospital was built in 1954 by the Miners Memorial Hospital Association. This hospital provided essential services for residents of southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky but was unable to remain in business as the community faced out-migration. The local miners were joined by area residents who hoped to keep the hospital staffed but the hospital closed in 2001 and the building was demolished in 2012.
Backstory and Context
The hospital and its staff saved many lives during the Buffalo Creek Disaster in 1972. In 2009, area officials determined that the building should be demolished.