Take a virtual tour (in the video above) of what the new, state-of-the-art WVU Medicine Children's Hospi tal will look like, addressing current capacity issues and better serving the healthcare needs of all of West Virginia’s women and children.
Building a new hospital, especially one for kids, is a heavy lift. Consider donating to help raise the $60 million needed to make the hospital a reality.
“This is a necessity, not a nicety,” Gordon Gee, WVU president and chairman of the West Virginia University Health S ystem Board of Directors, said when the project was first announced . “The children and families we serve will be relying on our friends and alumni, our businesses, the people of West Virginia, and the Mountaineer Nation – wherever the y may be – to pitch in and to make this project a reality.”
The 155-bed, eight-story tower is scheduled to be completed in 2020. In addition to the WVU-themed floor, the tower will include:
- Diagnostic imaging and a laboratory
- Two connections to the Southeast Tower (the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute)
- Operating rooms, cardiac catheterization, and endoscopy facilities
- A 25-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and sedation unit
- A Pediatric Cancer Center
- A 61-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- A 39-bed pediatric acute care unit
- A 30-bed obstetrical unit with potential for expansion
- A medical office building, including pediatric subspecialty and Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinics
WVU Medicine Children's provides the greatest range of pediatric specialty, high-risk maternal, and comprehensive gynecological care in central Appalachia.
Gifts for the $60 million capital campaign are being made through the WVU Foundation, the non-profit organization that receives and administers private donations on behalf of the University.