About Us

WVU Medicine Children’s provides the greatest range of pediatric specialty care, high-risk maternal care, and comprehensive gynecological care in the state of West Virginia. We are committed to the future health and potential of all the children and women who entrust their care to us.

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We are the only hospital in West Virginia's with a:

  • Pediatric cardiac surgery program
  • Epilepsy monitoring unit equipped to serve children
  • Level II Pediatric Trauma Team coupled with a Level I Adult Trauma Team
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) treatment for patients with life-threatening heart and/or lung conditions
  • State-of-the-art mobile intensive care unit for transport of critically ill pediatric and neonatal patients to our facility
  • Magnet® status for nursing excellence (only five percent of hospitals in the nation have this designation)
  • Affiliation with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, connecting us to the nation’s largest network of pediatric hospitals

Our reach:

  • Serve patients from all 55 counties in West Virginia
  • Located in 14 communities statewide
  • Serve patients from 43 of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia

Patients served annually:

  • 64,000 unique patients visit and 277,000 total visits to our hospital and clinics
  • 6,000 newborns (70 percent of babies born are classified as high-risk  more than seven times the national average)
  • 450 premature babies, some weighing as little as 13 ounces and staying for as long as 15 months
  • 10,000 surgeries, including 250 pediatric heart surgeries (often on hearts as tiny as acorns)
  • 57,000 pediatric emergency room visits