MORGANTOWN—WVU Medicine Children’s has entered into program affiliations with WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital and WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital to help serve the children of the Northern Panhandle and surrounding region. Together, providers will have the ability to give an enhanced level of care to infants, children, and adolescents close to home. Providing these capabilities and best practices will allow Wheeling Hospital, Reynolds Memorial Hospital, and WVU Medicine Children’s to ensure affordable, accessible, and comprehensive care for their most vulnerable patients. “As WVU Medicine makes final preparations to open the new WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, we at Wheeling Hospital could not be more proud of our affiliation and what it has brought to the children of the Northern Panhandle,” Douglass Harrison, president and CEO of Wheeling Hospital, said. “Keeping our kids close to home is our top priority, and the services offered in the region by WVU Medicine Children’s have done just that.” This collaboration will provide state-of-the-art, nationally recognized pediatric care for families in the Ohio County and Marshall County area through access to sub-specialty care, preventive care, research, and education programs. “Our mission at WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital has always been about bringing world-class healthcare to our patients in our own community,” David Hess, M.D., president and CEO of Reynolds Memorial Hospital, said. “This affiliation with WVU Medicine Children’s will make good on this commitment by giving access to this level of care to the children in our region. As a pediatrician, and parent, I recognize that our children’s health and well-being has to be our top priority.” Collectively, the hospitals share the common mission of improving the health of children in West Virginia and the region through ensuring the delivery of high quality and safe care. “WVU Medicine Children’s, Reynolds Memorial Hospital, and Wheeling Hospital share a dedication to improving children’s health,” Amy L. Bush, B.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., C.N.O.R., WVU Medicine Children’s chief operating officer, said. “We look forward to an alliance that will provide families access to the best of both of our organizations. Together, we will advance patient care by keeping children’s wellbeing at the center of all we do.” For more information on WVU Medicine Children’s, visit WVUKids.com. For more information on Wheeling Hospital, visit WVUMedicine.org/Wheeling. For more information on Reynolds Memorial Hospital, visit WVU Medicine.org/Reynolds-Memorial.