Scott Bierer, director, Facilities Engineering, and Alan Neptune, a manager in Planning, Design and Construction, led staff from Ruby Memorial Hospital on a tour of the new southeast tower today. A photo gallery is available here.

The $200 million, 10-story tower will create space for 148 beds (net increase of 114 beds) and be operational by the first quarter of 2017.

It will be home to the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, which will lead WVU Medicine’s statewide efforts in cardiovascular quality and research, clinical education, outreach, and statewide program development.