Former WVU and
NFL quarterback Jeff Hostetler is asking Mountaineer Nation to come together to
help raise the $60 million needed to build a new WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital.
as co-chair of the ‘Grow Children’s’ campaign and has become a champion and
spokesperson for WVU Medicine Children’s over the years.
“As a parent
that’s gone through it, I get chills when I start talking about this new facility,”
he said. “You may not understand it, but at some point, you’re going to
experience the need for this hospital – whether it’s your own child, a
grandchild, a friend or a relative.
“To have a
state-of-the-art, top notch facility with great doctors, nurses and staff, here,
in Morgantown, is going to be awesome,” he said. “I think we’re going to have
such a huge impact not only on the people of our state, but on those
surrounding our state.”
fully integrated facility will provide specialized, high-level care in areas
such as comprehensive heart, pulmonary, neuro, cancer, orthopedic, dental,
craniomaxillofacial, ENT, ophthalmology, gastrointestinal, urology, surgical,
150-bed, nine-story tower adjacent to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in
Morgantown, is scheduled to be completed in early 2021. The tower will include:
new state-of-the-art hospital will serve the state and region providing care to
our smallest citizens, while keeping our families close to home through our
clinics and community hospitals.
imaging and a laboratory
rooms, cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology, and endoscopy
- A 34-bed
Pediatric Acute Care Unit, including six beds available for
- A 31-bed
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, including six beds available for epilepsy
- A 54-bed
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- A 30-bed
- A Medical
Office Building, Cancer Institute, Heart and Vascular Institute, and
Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinics
- Dental and
eye procedure rooms
and outpatient pharmacy facilities
those that have given already, I’m so grateful for that,” Hostetler said. “Just
because you’ve done it, don’t stop – keep doing what you’re doing. On those
that haven’t yet, I encourage you to do it.”
support will help build hope and healing for generations to come.
or businesses interested in supporting the WVU Medicine Children’s ‘Grow
Children’s’ capital campaign can call 304-598-4346 or visit wvumedicine.org/growchildrens.
always get this bad rap, but we can come together and say ‘This is what we do
as Mountaineers,’” Hostetler said. “This is the facility, these are the doctors
that we bring in to help our families.
“This is going to be a place where we’re going
to be proud to be a Mountaineer," he continued. "We’re going to be proud to have this facility
here in Morgantown, West Virginia."
Watch the video above for more from Hostetler.