WVU Hospitals Expansion Overview WVU Hospitals is committed to the principle that no West Virginian should ever need to leave our state to find the highest quality healthcare. Our flagship hospital, Ruby Memorial, is at the center of that mission, caring for nearly 30,000 patients each year. To meet this region's growing demand for healthcare services, WVU Hospitals will build a new hospital tower to meet the needs of its patients and their families. The tower will be an expansion of Ruby Memorial Hospital and will create a space for 114 beds. The project will provide new, larger, and more accessible facilities for the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center and the Emergency Department. The project will add 15 urgently-needed beds for critically-ill infants in the WVU Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The expansion, along with several other projects, will mean that all patients who require state-of-the-art and specialty care can get it at WVU Hospitals, without leaving the state for care. It will add at least 750 new jobs to the state’s economy. And it will expand the opportunities for West Virginia University students to train in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry careers in our hospital. There will be other changes on the WVU Healthcare campus in conjuction with the building of the new hospital tower. Rosenbaum Family House — The first step in the hospital expansion effort will be to build a new and larger Rosenbaum Family House. Family House provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU. The original family house opened in 1999. Demand for space has been constant, and the House often has to place families on a waiting list. The current facilities will be torn down to make room for the hospital tower. Child Development Center – The Child Development Center (CDC) provides care for the children of WVU Healthcare employees. A new, larger, CDC will be constructed in the same building with Family House, with a separate entrance. Both facilities will be 20% larger than their current size. Click here to see the current architect's rendering (note: subject to change). Roadway Improvement and Relocation – The road in front of the hospital will be redesigned. Patients, visitors and staff will access the parking lots from the outside edge and will be able to walk into the hospital without crossing a busy street. Drop Off and Canopy – The current entry canopy in front of Ruby Memorial will become part of the hospital interior, including a four-story entrance atrium, four additional elevators, and healthcare and office spaces. Ruby Renovations– Following the occupancy of the new tower, several areas within the existing Ruby Memorial will be renovated.