MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- WVU Healthcare's Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Hundreds of hospital employees and medical staff are set to gather Friday to kick off a celebration that will last into the fall for the facility that opened on July 19, 1988.
Officials say that earlier this month, nearly 460 overnight patients were being cared for at the hospital. That's the highest census the hospital has recorded since it opened.
The building was a replacement for the original University Hospital next door. It features the WVU Children's Hospital and the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center.
Ruby Memorial Hospital is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar expansion of health facilities on and off campus to serve the growing population of the region.