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University of Virginia Health System consists of five components: University of Virginia Medical Center, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, U.Va. Physicians Group and The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

U.Va. Medical Center is a nationally renowned medical teaching facility which provides outstanding patient care, educates future health care leaders, and advances innovation through research. In fiscal year 2012, the facility expanded to 604 beds and 28,695 patients were admitted. The emergency room had 61,596 visits; and 11,471 inpatient surgical cases and 17,115 outpatient surgical cases were performed. It is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Recognized for Excellence
U.Va. Health System has been recognized by numerous sources such as U.S. News & World Report; America’s Top Doctors ®; America’s Top Doctors for Cancer; Becker’s Hospital Review; and the 2013 Best Doctors in America ® List. Examples include:

  • National Research Council assessment of doctoral programs. All eight of the School of Medicine's programs ranked in the top 20 percent when compared to similar programs across the nation.
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-2013 “Best Hospitals” guide ranked the Medical Center’s diabetes & endocrinology program 44th in the nation. Nine additional programs were recognized as high performing for ranking among the top 25 percent in their respective specialties:
    • Cancer
    • Gastroenterology
    • Geriatrics
    • Gynecology
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology & Neurosurgery
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pulmonology
    • Urology
  • U.Va. Health System had 189 physicians selected to the 2013 Best Doctors in America ® List by Best Doctors, Inc. About 5 percent of U.S. doctors earn inclusion on the list.
  • The most recent America's Top Doctors ® directory by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. ranks 53 U.Va. Health System physicians among the top 1 percent in the nation in their respective fields.
  • The National Research Corporation awarded the Medical Center with its Consumer Choice Award for 2012-2013.
  • Becker’s Hospital Review named U.Va. Medical Center one of its “100 Great Hospitals” for 2012.

Every Level of Care
U.Va. Health System encompasses an acute care hospital with a Level I trauma center and houses a Children’s Hospital, a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, and a nationally recognized Heart Center. UVA provides comprehensive care to patients from across the state and beyond, from regional primary care and dialysis networks to its Transitional Care Hospital and partnerships with providers throughout the region. From the new Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center to the Children’s Hospital Battle Building (set to open in 2014), U.Va. Health System constantly works to provide an environment for healing that in every way matches the advanced level offered.

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