August 24, 2011

Manchin Joins in Major Announcement of Greenbrier Medical Institute

Cutting-edge Greenbrier Medical Institute to employ 525 individuals

Facility will specialize in sports performance, wellness, research, product development, education, preventive care

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today joined Jim Justice, chairman and owner of The Greenbrier, along with world-renowned physicians Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Tom Graham, Michael Immel, orthopedic practice management consultant, and lauded health care developer Jack T. Diamond to announce the creation of the Greenbrier Medical Institute. 

“Building a world-class medical institute here at the Greenbrier speaks volumes about what we’ve been able to accomplish in West Virginia in the past few years, changing not only the impression of our state but also the attitudes about our business climate and quality of life,” Senator Manchin said. “This investment is proof that what we’re doing is attracting good jobs to our state, and I will continue to do whatever it takes to bring good jobs to West Virginia.” 

According to the Greenbrier, while the Institute will be built in phases, the initial stages are estimated to cost $250 million. Phase I will include five buildings, including a relocated and expanded executive health Greenbrier Clinic, a Jim Andrews sports medicine clinic, a cosmetic surgery and lifestyle enhancement academy, a sports performance and training facility and a boutique hotel with 20 VIP suites. 

The Greenbrier Medical Institute is envisioned to be a place that attracts the best physicians and health care professionals in the world, and that serves as a medical think tank of global proportions. Many other locations – including London, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and South Korea – were considered as potential hosts for this medical institute.