West Virginia University Medicine, Ruby Memorial Hospital
The entire J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital trauma team is highly trained and experienced. Our physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and trauma techs work as a collaborative, compassionate team driven by evidence-based practice. Providing excellent bedside care is our number one priority. Our world-class trauma doctors also provide guidance to emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and flight nurses, collaborate with other specialists, and co-manage the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Who We Are
The WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute’s Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center was created in the 1980s with the assistance and support of U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd. The center is named for his grandson, Jon Michael Moore, who died as the result of an automobile crash. We are the only American College of Surgeons (ACS) certified Level 1 Adult and Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center in the region.
What We Offer
Serving as an essential part of emergency care at WVU Medicine, our trauma team maintains 24-hour coverage in the Emergency Department and provides expert care for patients with severe musculoskeletal injuries and related complications. We care for more than 3,000 trauma patients annually, from all parts of West Virginia and from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. While some patients arrive directly from the scene of the injury, others are treated initially at another health care facility and then transferred to the JMMTC for specialized trauma care. In addition to caring for the injured, we work to promote wellness and injury prevention through community education, outreach initiatives, and legislation at the local, state, and federal levels. The hospital’s social and rehabilitation services help to coordinate the care of patients when they are ready to leave the acute care hospital, whether they are heading home, to rehabilitation or to skilled nursing.
American College of Surgeons Trauma Center Ranking
As the only Level I adult trauma center in the region, the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center has met essential criteria that ensures trauma care capability and institutional performance as outlined by the ACS Committee on Trauma. Trauma centers are ranked according to standards established by the ACS from Level I (comprehensive service) to Level III (limited care.)
1 Medical Center Drive, PO Box 8229
Morgantown, West Virginia, 26506
Upcoming Programs & Events
- WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute Website
Information about the WVU CCTI including all the JW Ruby ICUs, providers, services, directions, etc.
- WVU JW Ruby Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center Website
Information about our trauma center, trauma team, services offered, etc.
- Night of Recognition
Information regarding the annual Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center Night of Recognition, which recognizes the hard work and dedication of the many professionals who comprise the trauma system – from the scene of the injury through inpatient hospital care to rehabilitation and recovery through a few survivors reflection of their event.
- Stop the Bleed Campaign
BleedingControl.org is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to one of these unspeakable events.
- Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association offers Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) information and resources, support groups, prevention materials, and awareness events.
- Brain Trauma Foundation
Brain trauma foundation for improving outcomes of traumatic brain injury patients
- Center for Neuro Skills
Traumatic brain injury resource guide
- Spinal Injury 101
Information on spinal cord injuries and recovery
- United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association has teamed up to create a national network of peer support for individuals, friends and family members. High standards have been in assisting people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). Many people are universally unprepared for the unique challenges of living with a new (SCI/D). It's vital to reach these individuals and caregivers with the proper support as quickly as possible, to empower with the appropriate tools and resources to adapt their life, regain their independence and conquer any hurdles along the way.
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