MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Getting around WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and WVU Medicine Children’s is not always easy for patients and visitors, so the employees in the Hospital’s Information Technology Department decided to do something about it. They created an app, available now for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.
The app, called “WVU Medicine,” helps with wayfinding and more. It:
- Routes guests through all publicly accessible areas on levels one through four of the hospital, including lobbies and waiting areas, clinical departments, the cafeteria, Starbucks®, and the WVUH Friends Gift Shop.
- Routes guests to the nurses’ station on levels five through 10 of the hospital.
- Updates guests on the status of a patient during a procedure or test; there are even push notifications for those who opt-in.
- Allows users to provide feedback about their experience at the hospital.
The app will continue to expand to meet the needs of patients and visitors.