Highland-Clarksburg Hospital (HCHI) is a private, non-profit hospital that is dedicated to providing the best care for persons with mental disorders. It has established an integrated system of high quality behavioral health services, including mental health treatment services for children, adolescents,’ adults and forensic patients. HCHI is relatively new as a psychiatric facility that began taking patients in August 2013. It was formerly the site of United Hospital Center, primarily a medical hospital, whose location is within the heart of the mountain state of West Virginia. Highland-Clarksburg Hospital continues to grow and expand clinical programs and community initiatives every year.
Utilizing a new and modern mental health care facility, with unique psychiatric hospital construction upgrades and installation of new, cutting edge, security measures, Highland-Clarksburg Hospital has developed a state-of-the-art mental health facility as its clinical core for treatment, education and service activities. Please visit the various links on the website and learn about the valuable role Highland-Clarksburg Hospital plays in supporting the needs of it’s patients and the community. HCHI‘s goal is to provide quality comprehensive psychiatric services that encourage maximum patient independence, and movement towards community reintegration within an environment that is safe and caring.
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital is poised to move forward and continue to be a leader in psychiatry both in North Central West Virginia and regionally — having already treated patients from surrounding states. It is through the efforts of the clinical staff that HCHI continues to grow and flourish, despite the difficult environment in which the practice of psychiatry exists.
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital strives to provide the highest quality mental and behavioral health care services to children, adolescents, and adults through positive, supportive, and caring programs within a safe environment.
We demonstrate our “Promise of Excellence” through:
Leadership: We excel with individual and business integrity with the spirit that nothing is impossible.
Learning: We are a caring hospital helping one another grow.
Responsibility: We serve as a catalyst for positive change at HCHI and beyond.
Safety: We endorse and practice safety first for the patients we serve, our colleagues and ourselves.
Innovation: We challenge ourselves to look for new and better ways to deliver our expertise through creative thinking.
Respect: We embrace each other’s differences so that we may enrich the well-being of everyone.
We consistently strive to identify and work with an individual’s needs, resulting in the improvement of their behavioral and mental health in order to enhance their overall well-being. We will continue to grow and nurture our programs to become a local, state, regional, and national leader in the delivery of behavioral and mental health care services of excellence. At Highland-Clarksburg Hospital, we put our hearts into healing minds.
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital’s mission is to provide quality behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and adults in a caring environment.
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital will be the premier provider of quality behavioral health care services and improve the total well-being of individuals and families through investment in our employees, patients and communities.
Quality Care, Patient-Centered Environment, Ethical Treatment of All, Innovation, Fiscal Responsibility, Total Well-Being, Investment in Our People, Visibility.
To improve the health of the people we serve.
Vickie Jones retired from the WV Department of Health and Human Resources in 2017 after 28 years of service. She held progressively responsible leadership positions, including former Commissioner of the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities and CEO of Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital. Most recently, and prior to joining Highland- Clarksburg Hospital in July, she served as the Director of Program Operations for the WV Medical Professionals Health Program. She has earned an associate degree in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Kentucky, as well as a master’s degree in health care administration from the WV College of Graduate Studies at Marshall University. Vickie and her husband “JJ” reside in Morgantown and have two daughters, Nicole and Courtney, and a son John Michael.
Whitney R. Patterson, CPA, CHFP, joined the HCHI team as Controller in August 2017. Prior to coming to HCHI, Whitney was the Chief Financial Officer at Fairmont Regional Medical Center, where she guided the hospital through their 2013 bankruptcy filing and subsequent sale to Alecto Healthcare Services. She had a public accounting background prior to her employment with FRMC, where she performed audits and due diligence consulting procedures of various healthcare companies. Whitney graduated from West Virginia University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and a graduate certificate in forensic accounting and fraud investigation. She holds both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) designation. Whitney is actively involved in numerous professional and charitable organizations, such as the WV Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Roosevelt-Wilson, Washington Irving, Kelly Miller, Robert C. Byrd Alumni Foundation. Whitney and her husband David have three children, Audrey, Beau, and Quinn.
Dr. Toni Goodykoontz has served as an attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist since Highland-Clarksburg Hospital’s opening in August, 2013, admitting the first patient. She assumed the position of Chief Medical Officer in July 2018 and is now managing the physicians and physician extenders providing care to Highland-Clarksburg Hospital’s patients. Originally from Bluefield, she is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in Political Science and Economics. She completed pre-medical courses and a law degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After moving back to WV she completed her medical degree at WVU School of Medicine. Her internship and residency training were completed with the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at WVU Hospitals, Morgantown. Dr. Goodykoontz currently holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at WVU. She holds a clinical appointment as Section Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Chestnut Ridge Center for WVU Medicine. As part of WVU Medicine’s outreach programs, Dr. Goodykoontz serves as a consulting child psychiatrist for Cabin Creek Health Systems in Kanawha County and a provider of psychiatric services for the Barbour County Health Department. Dr. Goodykoontz, is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is an active member in the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Julie Bozarth, a Clarksburg native, received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling, with a specialization in Addictions Counseling from Waynesburg University. She holds a B.S. in Nursing and a B.S. in Psychology from Fairmont State University. Julie completed her BSN internship at the Harrison County School Nurse Department. During this time, she completed the hours necessary to become a certified school nurse in West Virginia. Her MA internship was completed at The WV Industrial Home for Youth in Salem, WV. Upon graduation, Julie continued her work at WV Industrial Home for Youth as a Clinical Therapist serving at risk youth. She went on to serve as the Psychiatric Registered Nurse for PSIMED Corrections, coordinating psychiatric care for the residents of the WV Division of Juvenile Services. Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse, and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her areas of particular interest are working with at-risk youth, trauma therapy, mindfulness, and addiction.
Kathy Burr is the Executive Assistant to the CEO, Medical Staff Coordinator, and Reception Manager. Prior to joining the Highland-Clarksburg Hospital family in 2013, she worked as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal for almost 25 years. Kathy lives in Dola, WV with her husband, Tim. She has one son, David, a daughter-in-law, Wendy, and one grandson, Christopher. Her activities include teaching Sunday School, ATV riding, camping, and spending time with her grandson.
Bob is a native of Clarksburg, WV. He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B.S. in Business Management, and from West Virginia University with a Masters in Industrial and Labor Relations. He has more than 32 years of experience in Human Resources Management in agribusiness, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare. Bob and his wife Trish reside in Harrison County. They have a son, Andrew, and daughter, Katie.
Kim Samuelson joined Highland-Clarksburg Hospital in July of 2014 as the Software Support Specialist. Since then, she has entered into the role as Director of Information Management. She received her degree from Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement with a B.S. in Professional Studies and a major in Computer Science (B.S.P.S.) Her professional interests include health care, cyber security, innovation, and change, along with business growth opportunities. She is a graduate of Harrison County Leadership and is also on the Leadership Harrison Planning Team.
Greg is a graduate of Doddridge County High School and the WVU School of Pharmacy. He has been with Highland-Clarksburg Hospital since it’s opening in 2013. Prior to that, Greg worked in retail, long-term care, and hospital pharmacy. He currently lives in Salem with his wife Amber, daughters Abigail, Grace, and Destiny, and son Wyatt. He has enjoyed coaching youth and school softball, soccer, and basketball for many years and loves spending time with his family and friends.
Brandi has held multiple leadership positions in areas of social service for more than 14 years. She has concentrated on creating high quality behavioral health programs for youth and families in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Her priority has been to ensure these services are client-centered and conducted through collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams. She most recently provided outpatient behavioral health services to clients in her local community. She received her BA in Psychology in 2004 and her MSW in 2007 from West Virginia University. Brandi has dedicated her career to helping underserved families in rural communities and acts as a strong advocate to support those in need as they transition through the phases of life.
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Back row, from left: Gregory T. Gordon, Senior Vice President and Agency Executive at McGriff Insurance Services, Inc., Hurricane, WV; Joe Elliott, Representative of the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, Wood County, WV; Lyndon Auvil, owner and operator of L&L Auvil Insurance Agency, LLC, WV; Dustin Freshour.
Front row, from left: Margaret Ann Bailey, longest serving Councilwoman in Clarksburg’s history and retired Medical Service Head Nurse, Clarksburg, WV; Shawn Miller; Jill Rice; and Vickie Jones.
Not pictured: Luke Nessler
|Dr. Toni Goodykoontz, MD||Psychiatrist|
|Dr. Charles Chong, MD||Family Medicine MD|
|Fred Frazier, APRN||Mental Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner|
|Jordan Gwinn, APRN||Family Practice Advanced Nurse Practitioner|
|Emmylou McDaniel, APRN||Mental Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner|
|Yolanda Hunter, APRN||Family Practice Advanced Nurse Practitioner|
|Melissa Albert, MD||Psychiatrist MD|
|Caitlin Corbitt, MD||Psychiatrist MD|
|Shanna Akers, APRN||Family Practice Advanced Nurse Practitioner|
|Dr. Jessica Whipkey, MD||Psychiatrist|
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Highland-Clarksburg Hospital awarded Hospital
Accreditation from the Joint Commission
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The Joint Commission generally reviews a Hospital’s accreditation on a tri-annual basis. Highland-Clarksburg’s original accreditation was October 2013.
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