WVU Children's Hospital is expanding to include a new free standing Women's and Children's Hospital. Scheduled for completion in December of 2020, it will be a regional referral center for pediatric subspecialties and provide faculty direct access to highly advanced technology and comprehensive ancillary pediatric services. The new 150 bed additional Children's Hospital and Women's Pavilion will have a full suite of pediatric operating rooms with dedicated pediatric anesthesia staff. The hospital will include 61 NICU beds, 20 PICU beds, a sedation unit and a dedicated cancer center. WVU is a Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center, with plans to become Level 1, as it is for adults currently. WVU Medicine includes a network of 10 hospitals in West Virginia, accounting for about 1/3 of the deliveries in the state.
WVU Medicine is West Virginia University's affiliated health system, West Virginia's largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children's hospital, all anchored by a 645-bed (soon to be 900 bed) academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 15,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.
WVU Medicine Children's Hospital provides our faculty with direct access to highly advanced technological resources and comprehensive pediatric services. West Virginia University is a comprehensive doctoral-granting public institution with a combined agenda of research, teaching, and service. In recognition of this mission, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has ranked WVU as a "Research University I" institution. This designation places WVU among only 59 public and 29 private institutions of higher education nationwide.
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