Raleigh General Hospital
Nearly surrounded by state and national parks, including the New River Gorge National River, the city of Beckley is nestled in a beautiful mountain setting.
Raleigh General Hospital has served the city of Beckley and the surrounding counties since 1921 and is southern West Virginia’s leading medical center. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services at its acute care facility and physician practices.
Beckley is the largest city in southern West Virginia and lies where interstates I-77 and I-64 converge, with the U.S. Route 19 (US-19) expressway also serving the area. It is a regional hub for retail, finance and medical services and is home Tamarack, the state’s premier showcase for fine arts, handcrafts and Appalachian cuisine. The Appalachian Festival takes place over four days each August. The Cliffside Amphitheater at Grandview produces two acclaimed outdoor dramas, Honey in the Rock and The Hatfields and McCoys.
Wild, wonderful West Virginia is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. New River Gorge, the state’s most popular outdoor recreation destination, is located just minutes from Beckley and features the New River Gorge Bridge, the world’s longest single arch steel span bridge and the second highest bridge in the U.S. The region also doubles as a skier’s wonderland. Winterplace Ski Resort features 27 trails alone. Golfers can tee off at 17 courses within an hour’s drive, including three at the world-famous Greenbier. Other popular area pursuits include rock climbing, whitewater rafting, hunting and hiking. And one of the largest limestone regions in the east attracts caving aficionados from across the country.