J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, the largest facility in the WVU Medicine family, provides the most advanced level of care available to the citizens of West Virginia and bordering states. Our staff consists of highly trained, dedicated professionals who are experienced in the latest techniques and technologies — and are also skilled in the art of caring.

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J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital for WVU Medicine, is named for the late J.W. Ruby. Ruby’s late wife, Hazel Ruby McQuain, donated $8 million toward the construction of the Hospital.

Ruby was a 21-year-old farm boy in 1924 when he went to work in the plating department of Sterling Specialty Company in Newcomerstown, Ohio. He came to Morgantown prior to World War II when Sterling Faucet purchased the idle mill complex in Morgantown. Ruby was put in charge of the plant.

Following the war, Ruby became the owner of Sterling Faucet. By the time he sold it in 1968, Ruby was involved in agriculture, mining, road paving, poultry processing, feed mills and race horses. He owned several area businesses.

Ruby died in 1972 at the age of 69. McQuain died in 2002 at the age of 93.

Emergency Department at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital

The Emergency Medicine Department at J.W. Ruby Memorial provides around-the-clock, comprehensive emergency care to sick and injured individuals from West Virginia and neighboring states. Free valet parking service is available at the entrance to the emergency department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We suggest that our patients with medical issues that need immediate but not emergency treatment visit WVU’s Urgent Care Center, a walk-in clinic that provides a complete range of medical treatment for minor illness and injury. A WVU physician trained in emergency medicine is always on site during clinic hours. Wait times are generally much shorter at our Urgent Care location for patients with non-life-threatening conditions.