Helping others and making Friends

How We Got Started

Friends Gift Shop located at J.W. Ruby Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia includes gifts, snacks, WVU merchandise, home décor, furniture, a scrub shop, and more.

While finding the perfect gift, you’ll also be supporting patient comfort and care programs at WVU Medicine. Proceeds from Gift Shop sales are used by the Friends of WVU Hospitals auxiliary, to support a variety of programs, including those at Rosenbaum Family house, the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, and the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center.

We provide valuable services for WVU Medicine patients, their families, visitors, and employees. Proceeds from the shop benefit the mission of the hospital auxiliary, Friends of WVU Hospitals.

Over the years, Friends has provided more than $1 million in funding for a number of patient comfort and care programs, including the patient/employee communication system, a Rosenbaum Family House stay unit, the Comfort Fund and the Norma Huggins Cancer Research Endowment at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center, CPR Anytime training kits for local schools, scales for heart patients, defibrillators, patient supplies and transportation, and much more.