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A New Era of Hope

This June, WVU Medicine commemorated the placing of the final steel beam on the new nine-story WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital during a virtual topping out ceremony.  Since that event, construction has progressed rapidly. The entire superstructure portion of the building, constructed above the ground level, is complete and all of the concrete deck floors have been poured. Exterior finishes, including window glass, are currently being installed and scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

On the inside, electrical, mechanical, life support, and low voltage infrastructure systems are being installed. This month, interior walls are being framed on levels two through seven.

Construction proceeds underground with the installation of the emergency diesel fuel tank, along with the installation of new gas and water lines that will feed to the new nine-story structure.

“It’s an exciting time for WVU Medicine Children’s,” Amy Bush-Marone, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, chief operating officer, at WVU Medicine Children’s said. “Our new hospital is going to expand our capacity to care for our most precious and vulnerable population – the children of West Virginia and the surrounding region. The dream is becoming a reality.”

 The new facility, open in the summer of 2021, will include:

  • A dedicated emergency department
  • Operating rooms, cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology, and endoscopy facilities
  • A 34-bed Pediatric Acute Care Unit, including six beds available for hematology/oncology
  • A 27-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, including six beds available for epilepsy monitoring
  • A 50-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • A 30-bed Birthing Center
  • A medical office building
  • Cancer Institute and Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinics
  • A dental and eye procedure room
  • A Family Resource Center

For more information on WVU Medicine Children’s, including ways to support the “Grow Children’s” Capital Campaign, visit