Welcome to Highland-Clarksburg Hospital | Mental Health Hospital

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. HCHI 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.

HCHI Leadership

Victoria Jones, Chief Operating Officer​

Victoria Jones, Interim Chief Executive Officer

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 the 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 and 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.

Dr. Toni Goodykoontz, Chief Medical Officer

Whitney Patterson, Chief Financial Officer

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 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 two children, Audrey and Beau (with one more on the way!), and reside in Bridgeport, WV.

Brandi Robinson, Director of Therapy & Social Services

Brandi Robinson, Director of Therapy & Social Services

Brandi has held multiple leadership positions in areas of social service for the last 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 had 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 phases of life.

Bobby Corley, Director of Facility Services, Safety and Security

Bobby Corley, Director of Facility Services, Safety and Security

Bobby Corley has worked at Highland-Clarksburg Hospital since 2010, where he started as a Maintenance Supervisor. Prior to working at Highland-Clarksburg Hospital, Corley worked at Maplewood Retirement Community as a Maintenance Technician. In addition to working as a technician, Bobby was the Director of Facilities for five of the 10 years he was employed with Maplewood. As part of his credentials, Corley is a certified electrician. Bobby and his wife currently resides in Salem, WV. He enjoys spending his free time with his two sons, Tyler and Justyce. His favorite activities include ATV riding, hunting and target practicing.

Kathryn Burr, Executive Assistant

Kathryn Burr, Executive Assistant

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-n-law, Wendy and one grandson, Christopher. Her activities include teaching Sunday School, ATV riding, camping and spending time with her grandson.

Deborah Childers Director of Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement, Risk Management Compliance Officer

Melissa Hitt, Director of Nursing

Melissa Hitt, Director of Nursing

Melissa Hitt is the Director of Nursing at Highland-Clarksburg Hospital. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Alderson Broaddus College and has completed her MBA in Health Care Management through Salem International University in March of 2018. She has worked in the industry for 31 years. She is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and has work in Intensive Care Units and Home Health and Hospice prior to coming to Highland-Clarksburg Hospital in March of 2014. She started as a staff nurse on our Children’s Services, became the Nurse Manager in February of 2015 and the Director of Nursing in January 2017. She has lived in the local area except for her time in the Air Force. She lives with her husband, two children and multiple pets. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Julie Bozarth, Director of Therapy

Julie Bozarth, Director of Clinical Services

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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science 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 trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her areas of particular interest are working with at risk youth, trauma therapy, mindfulness, and addiction.

Shannon Putnam, Director of Marketing

Shannon Putnam, Director of Marketing

Shannon M. Putnam has been the Director of Marketing for Highland-Clarksburg Hospital since August of 2013. She received her Master’s in Community Health Education and Promotion from West Virginia University in 2000 and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Fairmont State University. Shannon is a licensed Social Worker and has received a certificate of completion from the Dale Carnegie Course. Shannon currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Harrison County FRN Board. Shannon worked as the Director of Development for Mountain Hospice Inc., and as a Social worker for FMC Dialysis Unit.

Greg Rock, Director of Pharmacy

Greg Rock, Director of Pharmacy

Kim Samuelson, Director of Information Management

Kim Samuelson, Director of Information Management

Kimberly Samuelson joined Highland-Clarksburg Hospital in July of 2014 as the Software Support Specialist and since then 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 Bachelors in Science 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.

Robert Boyles, Director of Human Resources

Robert Boyles, Director of Human Resources

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 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.

Charlotte Fittro, Kitchen Manager

Charlotte ”Missy” Fittro, Kitchen Manager

Charlotte Fittro joined the Highland-Clarksburg Hospital Facility in 2015. Prior to her career at HCHI, she worked at Heartland Nursing Home in the dietary department. Starting at Heartland in 1994, she began as a dietary aide, moving herself up to a cook, where she remained until she resigned in 2001 to become a CNA. In 2005, Charlotte returned to Heartland as a cook and then became supervisor. The kitchen is where her heart is and she loves exploring new recipes.

Highland-Clarksburg Hospital Board

Highland-Clarksburg Hospital Board of Directors. Pictured: Front row, from left, Greg Gordon, James H. Dissen, Esq., and Martin Howe. Back row, from left, Joe Elliott, Margaret A. Bailey, Mike Casdorph, and Paul Howe III.
Pictured: Front row, from left, Greg Gordon, James H. Dissen, Esq., and Martin Howe. Back row, from left, Joe Elliott, Margaret A. Bailey, Mike Casdorph, and Paul Howe III.


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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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