The former corporate headquarters of Patriot Coal in Scott Depot has been sold.
Marshall Health expects to start converting the three-story office building into medical offices this summer. Marshall Health is the faculty practice plan of Marshall University's medical school.
Marshall Health paid $5.3 million for the building.
The university says in a news release that the purchase will allow Marshall Health to locate its existing Hurricane offices under one roof and start offering more specialty services in Putnam County by early next year. It also will increase the capacity for medical students and residents to train in an outpatient setting.
Patriot filed for bankruptcy protection last year. Many of its coal assets were acquired by Lexington, Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining.