Some cancer treatment procedures require you to be admitted to the hospital. If you are admitted to the hospital, another name for this is inpatient.
We encourage you to bring only essential items to the hospital, such as sleepwear and toiletries. Please check with your nurse if you have any other questions or concerns regarding other items.
On occasion, you may be admitted directly to the hospital from clinic or from your home. If this happens, your nurse clinician will provide you with specific instructions at that time.
On the Morgantown campus
Patients receiving inpatient care in the Morgantown area should report to the Admissions Desk located in Ruby Memorial Hospital. Before you leave your house on the morning of a scheduled admission, please call 304-598-4164 to confirm. The admission staff will give you an approximate time to come to the hospital, or get a contact number from you so they can call you when your bed is ready.
If you are a bone marrow transplant patient, your nurse clinician or transplant coordinator will provide a patient/caregiver binder that outlines instructions and precautions to follow during your procedure.
More resources for Ruby Memorial Hospital inpatient stays: