Why Build?

Our Only Option is to Grow

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


Needs are more diverse and greater than ever before. Patient volume continues to expand. WVU Medicine Children’s at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital serves the state and region by providing tertiary (high-level care) and quaternary care (extended high-level care) for children of all ages. With more than 70 subspecialists, our physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers deliver outstanding care across all of the major specialties.

We are the comprehensive children’s and women’s hospital in our state – the best resource for every woman and child who seek help, regardless of their ability to pay.

The hospital has more than 17,500 admission and observation cases annually, and our four care units operate daily at an average capacity above 70 percent. At times, we have only a bed or two available. The ongoing escalation of cases demands that we grow and continue to provide high quality, convenient care statewide.