West Virginia University has a powerful impact on the health of West Virginians.
WVU cares for West VirginiansThe West Virginia United Health System provides hospital care for nearly a quarter of all hospital patients in West Virginia.
WVU trains our state’s future healthcare professionals and groundbreaking researchers
- WVU health alumni practicing in West Virginia: 10,300
- WVU Health Sciences students from West Virginia: 2,083
- Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) high school juniors and seniors from across the state gaining math and science experience at WVU in the summer: 787
WVU brings top-quality care to West Virginians, where they live
- Weeks of community-based clinical activities performed by WVU students: 18,955
- Bonnie’s Bus offered breast cancer screenings to 1,995 women in 34 West Virginia counties
WVU makes a difference in West Virginians’ lives, every day
- Babies delivered: 1,460
- HealthNet patients: 1,473
- Trauma patients: 3,781
- Surgeries performed: 20,353
- Dental patients: 89,957
- Poison Center calls: 36,850
WVU may save your life
The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute is headquartered at WVU; its research targets West Virginia health issues like cancer, stroke, and obesity-related issues. The institute has received $53.1 million in funding.
WVU Healthcare cardiologists are only the fourth group of doctors in the nation to implant a tiny wireless monitoring sensor to help manage congestive heart failure.
The WVU Clinical and Pharmacologic Research Center tests medications to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs.
Funding from the National Institutes of Health’s BRAIN Initiative helped WVU researchers develop a wearable PET scanner to track brain processes.
WVU cancer doctors are part of a statewide clinical trials network that provides experimental therapies to patients in their home communities.