11/12/2013 5:01 PM
by Joe Hellriegel
BECKLEY - A local hospital announced its renovation project to facilities to better help patients and the community.
Community leaders and Appalachian Regional Hospital staff gathered to announce the plan of renovating the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital. Rep. Nick Rahall (D)-W.Va. was the keynote speaker and explains the importance of the project to the community and coal miners.
"Let's face it, our coal miners are always going to be here, this nation is always going to need coal. And coal and this hospital are so closely intertwined and this hospital takes care of our coal miners," said Rep. Rahall. "I'm just happy to see this expansion, it's a major expansion, it shows there is a great deal of faith and confidence in our area."