An old hospital is getting a new purpose in Mingo County.
The Old Hospital on College Hill and the Tug Valley Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony at the former Williamson Memorial Hospital to commemorate the new attraction.
Tug Valley CVB Executive Director Wes Wilson said the hospital may not be taking patients, but the buildings will serve another purpose moving forward.
“I would dub it as a reopening of the hospital,” Wilson said, “not for medical purposes but for historic and paranormal purposes.”
The ceremony will be brief and conducted in the hospital's entrance at 11 a.m. Friday morning.
Originally opened as Williamson Memorial Hospital in 1928, the 50-bed facility was a state-of-the-art hospital for 60 years. The hospital ownership changed hands numerous times over the years before Williamson residents Tonya Webb and Sabrina Hatfield purchased it last year.
“Awesome, local folks.” Wilson said. “Tonya Webb and Sabrina Hatfield invested in the buildings that include the nursing college next to the hospital.”
Webb and Hatfield plan on opening the attraction for paranormal and historic tour opportunities.
For more information, visit online https://www.collegehillhospital.com/