WVU Medicine marked the grand opening of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital’s new southeast tower with a celebration that included institutional leaders and administrators, healthcare providers, local and state politicians, and friends of the institution Thursday, Jan. 19. For a photo gallery from the event, housed on CONNECT, click here.

The 10-story, 335,000-square-foot tower is home to the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, which will lead WVU Medicine’s statewide efforts in cardiovascular patient care, program development, research, clinical education, and outreach.

Many floors are already completed and housing patients. Ultimately, the $200 million tower will create space for 148 beds (net increase of 114 beds).

Speakers, in order of appearance, were:

  • Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System
  • Vinay Badhwar, MD, executive chair of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for health sciences at West Virginia University
  • E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University