Also see About WVU Hospitals Ruby Memorial Hospital Ruby Memorial Hospital, the largest facility in the WVU Hospitals family, provides the most advanced level of care available to the citizens of West Virginia and bordering states. Our staff consists of highly-trained, dedicated professionals who are trained in the latest techniques and technologies — and are also skilled in the art of caring. Opened in 1988 on July 19, we just celebrated our 25 year mark. We're also looking to the future. Visitors will notice the exciting expansion projects happening all over campus. Read more about the Ruby Memorial Hospital expansion project. Ruby Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital for WVUH, is named for the late J.W. Ruby. Ruby’s late wife, Hazel Ruby McQuain, donated $8 million toward the construction of the Hospital. Ruby was a 21-year-old farm boy in 1924 when he went to work in the plating department of Sterling Specialty Company in Newcomerstown, Ohio. He came to Morgantown prior to World War II when Sterling Faucet purchased the idle mill complex in Morgantown. Ruby was put in charge of the plant. Following the war, Ruby became the owner of Sterling Faucet. By the time he sold it in 1968, Ruby was involved in agriculture, mining, road paving, poultry processing, feed mills and race horses. He owned several area businesses. Ruby died in 1972 at the age of 69. McQuain died in 2002 at the age of 93. Emergency Department at Ruby Memorial Hospital The Emergency Medicine Department at WVU Hospitals provides around-the-clock, comprehensive emergency care to sick and injured individuals from West Virginia and neighboring states. Free valet parking service is available at the entrance to the emergency department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We suggest that our patients with medical issues that need immediate but not emergency treatment visit WVU’s Urgent Care Center, a walk-in clinic that provides a complete range of medical treatment for minor illness and injury. A WVU physician trained in emergency medicine is always on site during clinic hours. Wait times are generally much shorter at our Urgent Care location for patients with non-life-threatening conditions.