The entire J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital trauma team is highly trained and experienced. Our physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and trauma techs work as a collaborative, compassionate team driven by evidence-based practice. Providing excellent bedside care is our number one priority. Our world-class trauma doctors also provide guidance to emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and flight nurses, collaborate with other specialists, and co-manage the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Who We Are

The WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute’s Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center was created in the 1980s with the assistance and support of U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd. The center is named for his grandson, Jon Michael Moore, who died as the result of an automobile crash. We are the only American College of Surgeons (ACS) certified Level 1 Adult and Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center in the region.

What We Offer

Serving as an essential part of emergency care at WVU Medicine, our trauma team maintains 24-hour coverage in the Emergency Department and provides expert care for patients with severe musculoskeletal injuries and related complications.

In addition to caring for the injured, we work to promote wellness and injury prevention through community education, outreach initiatives, and legislation at the local, state, and federal levels.

Recognized Excellence

American College of Surgeons Trauma Center Ranking

As the only Level I adult trauma center in the region, the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center has met essential criteria that ensures trauma care capability and institutional performance as outlined by the ACS Committee on Trauma. Trauma centers are ranked according to standards established by the ACS from Level I (comprehensive service) to Level III (limited care.)

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Daniel Grabo, MD, FACS
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