J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, the largest hospital 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 the art of caring.
WVU Medicine’s flagship hospital, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is ranked the number one hospital in West Virginia by U.S. News & World Report, and has received its fourth Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital 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.