University of Virginia Health System
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U.Va. Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
The naming of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center pays tribute to the late Virginia Senator Emily Couric, who was a patient at U.Va. and who worked to acquire new resources for cancer care and research across the Commonwealth. The center accommodates advances in genetic diagnosis and analysis, informatics, and molecular biology. The building houses all adult outpatient services, including infusion, surgical consultation, imaging, radiation-oncology and hematology. The center opened in 2011. More at the Health System website
Barry and Bill Battle Building at U.Va. Children’s Hospital
This facility will provide convenient, one-stop access to all pediatric outpatient and rehabilitative services in a family-friendly environment. The Barry and Bill Building will enable the U.Va. Medical Center to consolidate and expand outpatient and rehabilitative services for children and be physically connected to pediatric inpatient services in the University Hospital to provide easy access for patients, families and physicians. Its naming honors Barry and the late Bill Battle (College ’41, Law ’47), longtime champions of children’s health. Groundbreaking is anticipated for 2011, with an expected opening in 2013. More at the Health System website
Claude Moore Medical Education Building
The Claude Moore Medical Education Building is helping to meet the School of Medicine’s need for modern, consolidated facilities by adding new space designed for technology-enhanced teaching methods that vastly improve how medical students learn. It enables the School of Medicine to provide instruction that fosters collaboration, builds patient-care skills, and teaches appropriate use of information technology in the clinic. Among the features is a Medical Simulation Training Center, which uses computerized patient simulators to teach complex procedures and other vital skills to students, residents, and emergency medical technicians. More at the Health System website
Claude Moore Nursing Education Building and McLeod Hall Renovations
The recently completed Claude Moore Nursing Education Building supports the School of Nursing’s plans to address the national nursing and nursing educator shortage—plans that include increasing enrollment by 25 percent over the next five years. The building was dedicated in September of 2008.
The latest technology is integrated seamlessly throughout the building, and the additional classrooms and lecture halls alleviate pressure in McLeod Hall. An open stairway ties the building’s four floors together, and promotes fitness and interaction. Generously donated artwork throughout the building is both aesthetically pleasing and intellectually stimulating.
With the new building complete, focus returns to McLeod Hall. Renovations will begin in late 2009 and will include necessary upgrades as well as a general reconfiguration of the space. A number of changes have already taken place or are currently under way. More at the Health System website
Ivy Foundation Translational Research Building
This facility will house laboratory space for medical research and will be designed to foster efforts for accelerating progress from lab-bench discoveries to direct improvements in patient care. Teams of basic and clinical researchers will collaborate on translational research focused on drug discovery, drug development, clinical testing, and new methods of prevention and early detection of disease. Planning for the Ivy Foundation Translational Research Building is powered by a $35 million gift made by the Ivy Foundation. Overall cost of the building is estimated at $93.3 million.