History of Raleigh General Hospital

Raleigh General Hospital has played an important role in the healthcare of residents of southern West Virginia for nearly a century.

Our roots are deep, going all the way back to 1922, when the Kings Daughters, a women's charitable organization, built Kings Daughter's Hospital. In 1928, a group of physicians purchased the hospital and changed its name to Raleigh General Hospital. In 1969, Hospital Corporation of America took over the facility, and later built the structure that is now our home on Harper Road. A merger between HCA and Columbia led to new ownership until 2006, when LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. purchased Raleigh General.


Raleigh General Hospital

1710 Harper Road, Beckley, West Virginia 25801

Raleigh General Hospital cares for nearly 13,000 patients each year and treats more than 50,000 patients in its emergency room. We are accredited by the Joint Commission, the nationally recognized accrediting agency for healthcare facilities. Raleigh General Hospital also offers instructional programs for nursing students as well as numerous allied health student extern programs.

We offer a wide range of surgical services including:

  • da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Spine
  • Orthopaedic
  • Vascular
  • Thoracic
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Gynecological
  • General
  • Oral
  • Urological
  • Eye
  • Trauma/Emergency Services

Specialty clinical programs include: Cardiac CTA, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); PET scan, Digital Mammography, Lithotripsy (kidney stone treatment) Hemodialysis and Trauma Services.

Raleigh Medical Complex

1717 Harper Road, Beckley, West Virginia 25801

A Commitment To Our Community

Every year Raleigh General Hospital provides millions of dollars in charity and uncompensated care. We also contribute million dollars in taxes. We are the second largest employer in Raleigh County with approximately 1,100 employees. Our staff is actively involved in the community through a variety of non-profit and civic organizations including: The United Way of Southern West Virginia, The March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, The Alzheimer’s Association, The Women's Resource Center and many other worthwhile community and charity organizations.