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Health System

Care, Education and Research

The University of Virginia Health System offers excellence, innovation and superlative quality in the care of patients, in the training of health professionals and in using research to improve clinical care and patient outcomes. The UVA Health System consists of

  • The UVA Medical Center, including the hospital, trauma center and primary and specialty care locations throughout Central Virginia.
  • The UVA School of Medicine, which consistently attracts the nation's brightest students and most distinguished faculty members. The School of Medicine's 23 research centers have been recognized for their discoveries and advances in the fields of cancer, heart disease and vaccine development.
  • The UVA School of Nursing, which has earned a national reputation for excellence in education, research and practice. Ranked among the nation's top 25 public nursing schools, UVA offers undergraduate, master's level and doctoral nursing programs.
  • The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, a state-of-the-art library with a staff of professionals available to help healthcare specialists and patients find the latest health news and information.
  • The UVA Physicians Group (formerly Health Services Foundation), a physician group practice that manages billing for UVA physicians.
  • The Transitional Care Hospital, which specializes in treating individuals with serious medical conditions that require a longer length of stay.

Recognized for Excellence

The UVA Health System has been widely recognized for its innovation and quality of care.

  • Two University of Virginia Children's Hospital specialties—neonatology and urology—are nationally ranked in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report "Best Children's Hospitals" guide.
  • The UVA Health System had 181 physicians honored in the 2014 Best Doctors in America® List by Best Doctors, Inc.
  • For improving the health of babies by stopping early elective deliveries, Women's Services and the Children's Hospital at the University of Virginia have earned a prestigious award from the March of Dimes and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA).
  • For meeting or exceeding 36 national quality care standards, the UVA Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Ten medical specialties at the UVA Health System are recognized in the 2013-2014 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals, including cancer; ear, nose & throat; gastroenterology & GI surgery; gynecology; nephrology; neurology & neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology and urology."
  • For the second consecutive year, the UVA Health System has earned a "Most Wired" award from Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine for implementing technology to support quality patient care.
  • The hip and knee total joint replacement program at the UVA Health System has earned certification by The Joint Commission, the national group that accredits hospitals and healthcare organizations.
  • For efforts to reduce its environmental impact through recycling, more energy-efficient buildings and telehealth, the UVA Health System received a bronze medal at the Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards.

Vital Statistics

The UVA Health System has a far-reaching impact on the communities it serves. In 2013, the Medical Center admitted 28,802 inpatients and handled 795,423 outpatient visits, 60,810 emergency visits, 19,512 surgical cases and 1,572 live births.

The Health System employs 767 faculty members, 2,150 professional nurses and 6,556 full-time employees.

For more information on programs and services available at the University of Virginia Medical Center, call (434) 924-DOCS or toll free (800) 251-3627.