How do you define WVU Medicine Children’s, a place where lives are changed? Where miracles happen? Where we can help shape the future?
Who we are: We are the state’s largest group of primary care and specialty care physicians and surgeons dedicated to the care of children and adolescents. We are the only hospital in West Virginia with a pediatric cardiac surgery program and the only epilepsy monitoring unit in the state equipped to serve children.
We create an environment that promotes healthy development, provides reassurance and comfort, fosters healing, and enables our young patients to maintain a primary focus on their lives as children and students rather than on their disease or impairment.
Also, we (as part of WVU Hospitals), are the only hospital in the state to receive Magnet® status for nursing excellence. Only five percent of hospitals in the country have received this designation.
What we are: WVU Medicine Children’s is a hospital within a hospital, located on the sixth floor of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. WVU Medicine Children’s includes a pediatric and adolescent ward with 28 beds; a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with 19 beds; a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 39 beds; and a suite of 29 labor-delivery-post-partum rooms for the mother and infant in our Maternal Infant Care Center (MICC).
But we are changing and growing: In summer, 2021, we will complete work on a new, free-standing, $150-million WVU Medicine Children’s hospital. The 155-bed tower offers a new home for our top quality care. Take a virtual tour of our new hospital.
Why we are: Quite simply, our mission is to elevate the care of all West Virginians, and, at WVU Medicine Children’s, we focus on our most vulnerable children and expectant mothers.
But we are much more. We are beacon of hope for the people of West Virginia and surrounding region.
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