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About Us

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 2022, we will complete work on a new, free-leaning, $215-million WVU Medicine Children’s hospital. The 150-bed hospital 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 build healthier futures for our children, and elevate the care of all West Virginians. Our mission goes hand in hand with our vision at WVU Medicine Children’s, which is focusing on our most vulnerable children and expectant mothers and providing the best possible outcomes for those who need our care.

But we are much more. We are beacon of hope for the people of West Virginia and surrounding region.

The story of WVU Medicine Children’s — the ways in which it has transformed the lives of children—is revealed in the 2020 report. Of course you’ll find news about statistics, accomplishments, and honors. But more important, this report tells the stories of the young patients whose lives are entrusted to us and showcases the efforts of our team who work together each day to ensure that we fulfill our mission to build healthier futures for the children of West Virginia.

Highlighted Providers

Cortney Ballengee Menchini, MD

“The technology and treatments are always getting better.”

Read Provider's Story


Albert L. Wright, Jr.

President and CEO, West Virginia University Health System | WVU Hospitals

Centers Of Excellence

Birthing Center


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Quick Facts


Patients Served


Clinic and Hospital Visits




Emergency Room Visits

Patients Stories

Patient Story

Joe Runels

Imagine living every day of your life waiting for your child to have his or her next seizure. This is often the reality for parents of chil…
Joe Runels' Story

1 Medical Center Drive Morgantown, WV 26506

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Patients & Visitors

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