Hospital Takes Lead on Advocacy, Securing Millions in Funding

To secure its state funding of $19 million, the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Morgantown, W.Va., went full speed ahead with its communications plan to become the health information leader for the state in 1989. Now the center is known as the state's leading authority and sounding board on pressing healthcare issues like Medicare, managed care and overall consumer satisfaction. And its state funding has swelled to $25 million.