(From left to right) Amy L. Bush, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., chief operating officer for WVU Medicine Children’s, and Marisa Sayre, marketing manager for WVU Medicine Children’s, accept a $100,000 donation from Bob and Josh Contraguerro from Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine Children’s announced today it will name the trauma bays located in the new Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED), in recognition of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration, supported by a $100,000 gift from the leading regional provider of restoration services. The Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration Trauma Bays will be a part of the expanded ED dedicated exclusively to the care of children.

“Panhandle’s philanthropic support of Children’s is both longstanding and unwavering,” Amy L. Bush, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., C.N.O.R., chief operating officer for WVU Medicine Children’s, said. “Throughout the years, their generosity has enabled the hospital to make great strides in improving healthcare for children throughout the region, and for that we are forever grateful.”

Upon completion of the new space, Children’s will go from its current four-bed pod to a full-size, 24/7 pediatric ED. The new ED will have 11 exam rooms, which include trauma bays and a dedicated rapid care space. In addition to high-level emergency medical care, patients and families will have access to vital, pediatric-specific support services, including Child Life, Pediatric Behavioral Health providers, and advanced telemedicine consultation.

“Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration is always humbled to support children in need, and maintaining a steadfast partnership with WVU Children’s Medicine is important to us,” Bob Contraguerro Jr., vice president of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration, said. “It is incredibly rewarding to see the staff provide the best possible care to all children in our great state and region. As always, we take pride in our partnership with WVU Medicine Children’s as they continue to make great strides in improving healthcare for our children.”

Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration is also sponsoring the Children’s ‘Home is Where the HeART is’ artwork contest. Kids across the state are invited to submit colorful artwork featuring West Virginia’s state parks or forests by March 31.

The “Grow Children’s” capital campaign seeks to raise $60 million in private support for the state-of-the-art hospital and associated program improvements. On Wednesday, March 3, in conjunction with WVU Day of Giving, WVU Medicine Children’s hosted a Mediathon that raised $684,239 to help patients and families in need of life-changing care.

To learn more about getting involved in this historic effort, call 304-598-4346 or visit WVUMedicine.org/GrowChildrens.

All gifts to the “Grow Children’s” capital campaign are made through the WVU Foundation, the nonprofit organization that receives and administers private donations on behalf of the University.

For media inquiries: Cassie Rice, WVU Foundation Communications Specialist, 304-554-0217