How do you define WVU Medicine Children’s, a place where lives are changed? Where miracles happen? Where we can help shape the future?
WVU Medicine Children’s is more than just a hospital. We’re a family of doctors, nurses, and other professionals who share the same goal: to provide the best possible care to any child who needs it.
We chose careers in pediatric health care because we love connecting with (and supporting) kids of all ages. And because many of us are parents, too, we know how important it is to find a medical provider you trust. You want to work with specialists who care about your child’s health and well-being as much as you do.
Learn what sets us apart from other hospitals and why you can count on us when it matters most.
Mission: Building healthier futures for our children.
Vision: Delivering the best possible outcomes for the children who need our care.
A Higher Level of Experience
WVU Medicine Children’s is home to the state’s largest—and most experienced—group of pediatric primary care physicians and specialists. We offer expertise in nearly every childhood condition, no matter how rare or serious. We have the West Virginia’s only pediatric cardiac surgery program; pediatric neurosurgery program; and epilepsy monitoring unit equipped to serve children. Also, if there’s a health emergency, we have a fully dedicated pediatric emergency department and trauma center. All of this means your child can get the right diagnosis, the right treatment, in the right time, right here in West Virginia.
And if your child is ever hospitalized, you can take comfort knowing we’re the only organization in the state named a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence. Magnet hospitals must prove they follow strict standards of care related to patient safety, quality, and comfort. Only 5% of U.S. hospitals have earned this distinction; it’s the highest honor available for nursing care.
Nationally Ranked and Recognized
We are proud to have been named the top children’s hospital in West Virginia by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospitals for a third consecutive year. These rankings also include two subspecialties rated among the top 50 programs in the United States - WVU Medicine’s Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery programs. WVU Medicine Children’s is also home to state-of-the-art centers of excellence including our Birthing Center, Blood Disorders & Cancer Center, and Heart Center.
Also, if you’re an expectant mother, you’ll be excited to know we were named one of America’s best maternity hospitals by Newsweek.
A Culture of Caring
We aim to make WVU Medicine Children’s an exceptional place to work and receive care. By hiring people who love what they do—and supporting their efforts to promote health and healing—we’ve created a positive, welcoming environment for our patients and their families. This includes some of West Virginia’s most vulnerable children and expectant mothers.
When you turn to us for care, you’ll find that:
- We care big by showing empathy for our team, our patients, and their families.
- We lift each other up by empowering and supporting every individual voice and role.
- We build bridges by closely collaborating across departments and disciplines to provide superior care.
- We walk in each other’s work shoes by having empathy for our fellow co-workers and always having their back,
- We build trust throughout our organization by being honest, open, and transparent.
- We do what we love and it shows by promoting a positive environment of caring, inclusion, and happiness.
No matter what brings you to our hospital or clinics, you’ll find an abundance of care and support.
Albert L. Wright, Jr.
President and CEO, West Virginia University Health System; Chairman, Board of Directors, Peak Health
P. David Adelson, MD
Steve A. Antoline Endowed Chair for Children’s Neuroscience, Vice Chair, WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Executive Director, WVU Medicine Children's Neuroscience Center Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, WVU School of Medicine
Pavithra Ellison, MD, MMM, FASA
WVU Medicine Children's Hospital Medical Director, Perioperative Services, Vice Chair of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Christopher Mascio, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery; Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; Executive Director, WVU Medicine Children’s Heart Center
Allison Suttle, MD
Chief Quality Officer, WVU Medicine; Interim-Chair, WVU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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