Skip to main content
Heart and Vascular Institute, WVU Medicine
Morgantown, WV
Comprehensive care.
Reimagining clinical excellence.
A lifesaving transformation
WVU Medicine is tackling one of the toughest challenges in the state of West Virginia related to high rates of heart disease with a new $80 million Heart and Vascular Institute on its Morgantown campus. The need for a comprehensive heart and vascular center has never been higher. A study done by The American Heart Association reported that about 4,900 people die each year in West Virginia due to heart disease, the state’s No. 1 killer.

Many of the key building elements, including the inner core, shell, column spacing, floor-to-ceiling height, load-bearing capacity, and utility distribution, were already in place when HED joined the project.

The HED team had just 15 months to transform the layout — which was slated to be a children’s hospital when construction started — into a state-of-the-art academic, research, and surgical heart and vascular center. The 10-story facility, which includes clinic and education space, interventional radiology, and an ICU, had to connect with the existing buildings on campus while creating a new patient-centric experience. HED met the aggressive schedule by utilizing design-assist, design-build and an intense amount of creativity to deliver the project.

The success of the cardiac program is evident in the increased procedures occurring at the Heart and Vascular Institute.
HED reimagined an in-process build, transforming a planned children’s hospital into a world-class heart and vascular institute.
The new Institute is an integrated diagnostics and nuclear medicine program in a team-oriented, academic and research setting.
The redesign supports state-of-the-art major medical equipment platforms, combining surgery, catheterization, electrophysiology and advanced procedures.
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with HED over the course of the last several years to help build the footprint of the service line and it’s flagship hospital the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute. This facility is second to none... and this is a testament to the excellent work of [the] entire team at HED.”
Vinay Badhwar, MD
Executive Chair
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
Reimagining clinical excellence.
Heart and Vascular Institute, WVU Medicine
Morgantown, WV
Comprehensive care.