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Driving Tour of Man West Virginia
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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.

  • Man Appalachian Regional Hospital deteriorated after it was abandoned.
  • This photo demonstrates the condition of the hospital, including the failure to destroy medical files.
  • The hospital opened in 1954 and was one of the most important regional institutions in this section of West Virginia.
Man Appalachian Regional Hospital was built in 1954 with the help of the Miners Memorial Hospital Association. The hospital opened with 82 beds in the building was one of the largest in the region prior to its demolition in 2012. The community hoped to prevent the closure of the hospital when Appalachian Regional Hospitals announced their intention to close the facility in 2000, but the hospital was unable to remain profitable following the closure of many area mines and the gradual population decline that followed.   

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.
"MAN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL - MAN, WV." MAN APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (MAN, WV) Detailed Hospital Profile. Web. 10 Nov. 2015. "Man Community Hospital." Abandoned ICal. 2 June 2010. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.