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WVU Medicine Children's Hospital

WVU Medicine Children's Hospital

After three years of planning, fundraising and construction, WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital officially opened its doors to patients in September 2022.

Thanks to the “Grow Children’s” campaign, the support of the community and the generosity of numerous donors, the Children’s Hospital is making its mission of building healthier futures for children a reality.  

“Every child deserves quality care to ensure they can grow and celebrate the joys of childhood,” said Albert L. Wright Jr., president and CEO of the WVU Health System. “The world-class amenities at this new hospital – combined with our family dedicated doctors, nurses, and other professionals – will transform health care for babies, children, adolescents and families by offering resources, services and technology available nowhere else in West Virginia or the surrounding region.” 

The $215 million construction project began in 2017 next to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Now, it is a 10-story, fully functioning and integrated facility that consists of over 150 beds and offers comprehensive specialty care in pediatrics. 

“We’ve built a building that will hopefully help people see that during a time of illness, they are going to be in an environment that’s been designed for the kids and the families, as well as the care team, to provide the very best care from a quality and safety standpoint,” Amy L. Bush, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., C.N.O.R., chief administrative officer for WVU Medicine Children’s, said. “We hope that when people walk into our new children’s hospital, they feel that difference.” 

The Grow Children’s campaign sought to raise $60 million for construction and program improvements to provide comprehensive healthcare services for kids and families. Steve Antoline, Nicholas County businessman, and Jeff Hostetler, former NFL and WVU quarterback, were the co-chairs of this campaign and generous contributors to the cause. Both serve on the WVU Medicine Children’s Leadership Council.  

“This experience has been amazing and rewarding,” Antoline said. “The energy and the purpose behind the Children’s Hospital campaign is nothing short of incredible.” 

More than 10,000 gifts were made in total to support WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital. Individuals, businesses, labor groups, foundations, business leaders and WVU alumni, faculty and staff all contributed to the new hospital.  

Providing high-quality care to children and families within a state-of-the-art facility is now possible because of the generosity and support of people throughout the state of West Virginia and beyond. 

“Opening the doors to our new Children's Hospital is a day our team will never forget,” Bush said. “A very special thank you to our patients, families, community, and the entire healthcare team. We look forward to furthering our mission of building healthier futures for our children and delivering the best possible outcomes for the children who need our care.” 

Visit to learn more about WVU Medicine Children's Hospital and other components of the facility. Call 304-598-4346 or visit for more information about supporting WVU Children’s Medicine. 

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