GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. (WVDN) – on Friday, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) traveled to Greenbrier County for visits focused on health care services and economic development in the region.

First, Capito visited the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte, W.Va. During the visit, Capito toured the facility and provided remarks at their open house event, which was to celebrate Vandalia Health’s (CAMC and Mon Health) acquisition of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. The hospital employs nearly 200 people and has a 122-bed capacity with both in and outpatient care.

“It’s great to see the good work that the professionals at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center are doing every day,” Capito said. “This hospital has offered world-class healthcare to West Virginians for nearly 90 years, and I am proud to see them building on their success to create a better future and better care for West Virginians.”

“We are so grateful for the attending this celebration,” David Ramsey, president and CEO of Vandalia Health, said. “Sen. Capito, has been a long-time supporter of health care and hospitals in West Virginia and helping us further our mission of providing the highest quality care, close to home.”

Later in the afternoon, Capito traveled to Maxwelton, W.Va. where she toured Smooth Ambler Distillery. During her visit, Capito saw firsthand the distilling, aging, and serving process at the facility that has been practiced and mastered across generations of American distillers.

“People like the dedicated distillers and friendly staff at Smooth Ambler are integral to the culture of West Virginia, and make our state proud,” Capito said. “Their passion, attention to detail, and customer service make you feel right at home and I’m excited to see how they extend their operations in and around West Virginia as they continue to preserve the tradition of being a distiller.”