Thomas Memorial was named in honor of Herbert J. Thomas, Jr. Thomas was a Marine killed in action in the Pacific Theatre. He was the first West Virginian to be named a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for throwing himself atop a grenade in order to save his fellow soldiers. Thomas was a native of South Charleston, and is buried in nearby Sunset Memorial Park. Thomas Memorial Hospital officially opened on Monday, December 9, 1946 after a shortage of hospital space in the area led to the need for a new facility. At opening, the facility was still short-staffed, especially in regards to nurses, preventing the initial opening of the 2nd Floor North Wing. The hospital has continued its rich tradition of comprehensive care for each and every patient that enters its grounds.
Today, Thomas Memorial has expanded exponentially from the original 35 beds made public in 1946. It is a not-for-profit facility, which boasts many firsts, including the first hospital in West Virginia to provide a nursery for premature babies, and the first in the state to allow fathers in the delivery room. The hospital has recently partnered with other local Saint Francis Hospital to bring unrivaled medical attention at cost-effective rates to the Kanawha Valley.
The Holiday Inn is located just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston and Thomas Memorial. We understand that if family or friends are receiving extended medical care that this could be a difficult time for you. Therefore, our entire staff is here to make your stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. We offer a multitude of amenities to help you during your time with us and hope you choose the Holiday Inn when coming in to town.
- 10 Minutes from Holiday Inn
- Thomas Memorial Been Around for Decades
- Combined with Saint Francis to Give Comprehensive, Low Cost Care
- Holiday Inn Can Provide Clean, Comfortable Place to Stay