About WVU Medicine Children's Hospital (2024)

How do you define WVU Medicine Children’s, a place where lives are changed? Where miracles happen? Where we can help shape the future?

About Us

WVU Medicine Children’s is more than just a hospital. We’re a family of doctors, nurses, and other professionals who share the same goal: to provide the best possible care to any child who needs it.

We chose careers in pediatric health care because we love connecting with (and supporting) kids of all ages. And because many of us are parents, too, we know how important it is to find a medical provider you trust. You want to work with specialists who care about your child’s health and well-being as much as you do.

Learn what sets us apart from other hospitals and why you can count on us when it matters most.

Mission: Building healthier futures for our children.

Vision: Delivering the best possible outcomes for the children who need our care.

A Higher Level of Experience

WVU Medicine Children’s is home to the state’s largest—and most experienced—group of pediatric primary care physicians and specialists. We offer expertise in nearly every childhood condition, no matter how rare or serious. We have the West Virginia’s only pediatric cardiac surgery program; pediatric neurosurgery program; and epilepsy monitoring unit equipped to serve children. Also, if there’s a health emergency, we have a fully dedicated pediatric emergency department and trauma center. All of this means your child can get the right diagnosis, the right treatment, in the right time, right here in West Virginia.

And if your child is ever hospitalized, you can take comfort knowing we’re the only organization in the state named a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence. Magnet hospitals must prove they follow strict standards of care related to patient safety, quality, and comfort. Only 5% of U.S. hospitals have earned this distinction; it’s the highest honor available for nursing care.

Nationally Ranked and Recognized

We are proud to have been named the top children’s hospital in West Virginia by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospitals for a third consecutive year. These rankings also include two subspecialties rated among the top 50 programs in the United States - WVU Medicine’s Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery programs. WVU Medicine Children’s is also home to state-of-the-art centers of excellence including our Birthing Center, Blood Disorders & Cancer Center, and Heart Center.

Also, if you’re an expectant mother, you’ll be excited to know we were named one of America’s best maternity hospitals by Newsweek.

A Culture of Caring

We aim to make WVU Medicine Children’s an exceptional place to work and receive care. By hiring people who love what they do—and supporting their efforts to promote health and healing—we’ve created a positive, welcoming environment for our patients and their families. This includes some of West Virginia’s most vulnerable children and expectant mothers.

When you turn to us for care, you’ll find that:

  • We care big by showing empathy for our team, our patients, and their families.
  • We lift each other up by empowering and supporting every individual voice and role.
  • We build bridges by closely collaborating across departments and disciplines to provide superior care.
  • We walk in each other’s work shoes by having empathy for our fellow co-workers and always having their back,
  • We build trust throughout our organization by being honest, open, and transparent.
  • We do what we love and it shows by promoting a positive environment of caring, inclusion, and happiness.

No matter what brings you to our hospital or clinics, you’ll find an abundance of care and support.

Highlighted Providers

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Joseph Drews, MD

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Patrick Tomboc, DO

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Brian Casey, MD, ABOG-MFM

The entire team here is so talented and dedicated to the mission of serving the families of West Virginia and providing top-shelf healthcare.

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Patrick C. Bonasso II, MD

People from West Virginia want to be taken care of here - with a high level of care.

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Joseph Drews, MD

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Patrick Tomboc, DO

We’re living in an amazing time with amazing treatments.

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Brian Casey, MD, ABOG-MFM

The entire team here is so talented and dedicated to the mission of serving the families of West Virginia and providing top-shelf healthcare.

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Patrick C. Bonasso II, MD

People from West Virginia want to be taken care of here - with a high level of care.

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Joseph Drews, MD

We have the opportunity to positively influence an entire lifetime, which is an amazing responsibility.

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Leadership

Albert L. Wright, Jr.President and CEO, West Virginia University Health System; Chairman, Board of Directors, Peak Health
Michael A. Grace, EdD, MBA, FACHEPresident, WVU Hospitals
Amy L. Bush, BSN, MBA, RN, CNORChief Administrative Officer
P. David Adelson, MDSteve A. Antoline Endowed Chair for Children’s Neuroscience, Vice Chair, WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Executive Director, WVU Medicine Children's Neuroscience Center Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, WVU School of Medicine
Patrick C. Bonasso II, MD, MBAPediatric Trauma Director
Rafka Chaiban , MD, MHCM, FAAPAssociate Chief Quality Officer, Medial Director of Pediatric Ambulatory Clinics, Vice Chair of Pediatric Ambulatory Operations
Brian Casey, MD, ABOG-MFMChair, WVU Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences 
Michaela Dolde, MHAAssistant Vice President of Operations
Pavithra Ellison, MD, MMM, FASAAssociate Chief Quality Officer, Vice Chair of Anesthesiology
Jeffrey Lancaster, MDAssociate Chief Medical Officer
Christopher Mascio, MDExecutive Chair, WVU Children’s Institute; Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery; Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; Executive Director, WVU Medicine Children’s Heart Center
Charles Mullett, MD, PhDMargaret T. and Lary K. Pickering Chair of WVU Department of Pediatrics.
Miranda Nuzum, MSN, RN, CCRN, CFRN, NE-BCAssistant Vice President of Nursing Operations
Federico Seifarth, MD, FAAP, FACSSurgeon-in-Chief

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Hope Has A New Home

WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital is a resource and beacon of hope for women and children in West Virginia and beyond.

More About Our Facilities

Centers Of Excellence

Birthing Center
Blood Disorders and Cancer Center
Critical Care and Trauma Center
Heart Center
Neuroscience Center

Units

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
Infusion Center
Pediatric Acute Care Unit (PACU)
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Maternal Infant Care Center (MICC)

2023 Quick Stats

2,611

Births

17,380

New Patient Visits

7,564

Surgeries

12,951

Emergency Department Visits

Patient Stories

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Zane Webber

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Kingston Hamm

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Baylee Millett

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Addison Schrock

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Regina Scott

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Brantly Poling

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Danica Miner

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Joe Runels

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Scarlett Fetsco

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Zach Haberlein

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Patient Story

Zane Webber

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Kingston Hamm

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Tiffany Cox

For several years Tiffany Cox, 30, and her husband, Tim, of Core, thought they might never have biological children of their own. For seven…

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Patient Story

Baylee Millett

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Patient Story

Addison Schrock

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Addison Schrock's Story

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Patient Story

Regina Scott

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Regina Scott's Story

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Patient Story

Brantly Poling

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Patient Story

Danica Miner

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Danica Miner's Story

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Patient Story

Joe Runels

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Joe Runels' Story

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Patient Story

Scarlett Fetsco

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FAQs

What is WVU hospital known for? ›

In the Specialties category, J.W. Ruby Memorial was recognized as High Performing in Cancer, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Urology, and according to the U.S. News & World Report Hospital Data Insights, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is the highest ranked heart program in the state.

What is the mission statement of WVU Medicine children's? ›

Learn what sets us apart from other hospitals and why you can count on us when it matters most. Mission: Building healthier futures for our children. Vision: Delivering the best possible outcomes for the children who need our care.

What trauma level is WVU Medicine children's? ›

Critical Care and Trauma Center

Our level II pediatric trauma center provides advanced, lifesaving, care for babies, children, and teens with traumatic injuries.

Why do you want to work for WVU Medicine? ›

We offer competitive pay and benefits because we want to attract and keep the best employees who will share our commitment to the highest quality patient care. Pursuing a career at WVU Medicine means you have access to many challenging and rewarding opportunities in clinical and non-clinical areas.

What is WVU known for? ›

WVU also hosts the world's first institute devoted to studying human memory and was ranked in the top 2.5% of 19,788 universities worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings. The WVU libraries include nearly 2 million books, over 1 million E-books (and many comfy beanbag chairs).

What is the #1 hospital in WV? ›

The JW Ruby Memory Hospital is ranked as the #1 hospital in West Virginia by U.S. News & World Report and has also received four Magnet® designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

How many beds does WVU Medicine children's hospital have? ›

WVU Medicine Children's Hospital includes 29 pediatric beds and adolescent beds, 19 pediatric intensive care beds, 39 neonatal intensive/intermediate beds, and a 20-bassinet normal nursery. The facilities are located on one floor of the University Hospital.

What is the Level 1 trauma hospital in West Virginia? ›

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.

Does WVU Childrens hospital have an emergency room? ›

Emergency Facilities

WVU Medicine's flagship medical center in Morgantown is home to the Children's Emergency Department located at the WVU Medicine Children's Hospital along with the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center.

What are the values of WVU Medicine? ›

The WVU School of Medicine Charleston Campus will demonstrate its core values (excellence, integrity, compassion, dedication, respect, empathy, personal and social responsibility) in carrying out its mission and goals.

How much do WVU Medicine employees make? ›

Average WVU Medicine hourly pay ranges from approximately $15.27 per hour for Security Officer to $61.16 per hour for Pharmacy Manager. The average WVU Medicine salary ranges from approximately $53,736 per year for Respiratory Therapist to $89,608 per year for Registered Nurse.

Is WVU Medicine a good company to work for? ›

WVU Medicine has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 767 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at WVU Medicine to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

What does WVU specialize in? ›

Area of Interest
  • Agricultural and Natural Sciences.
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences.
  • Business and Communications.
  • Education.
  • Healthcare.
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities.
  • Law and Public Policy.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

What is the most popular major at WVU? ›

The most popular majors at West Virginia University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General; Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Mechanical Engineering; Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology; Criminology; Journalism; Finance, General; Psychology, ...

What is WVU reputation? ›

WVU is a highly rated public university located in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,543 undergraduate students. The WVU acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Nursing.

What is West Virginia ranked in healthcare? ›

#49 West Virginia's 2022 Rank

The 2022 Scorecard on State Health System Performance identifies a range of health care system deficiencies, and how they have been exacerbated by the pandemic. See why West Virginia ranked #49 this year.

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