In 1825, Thomas Jefferson established the nation’s 10th medical school, which has since grown into a nationally renowned academic medical center. Over the years, the institution has grown and is now the nationally renowned UVA Health System, which includes a 612-bed hospital and level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty cl...inics throughout Central Virginia.
The University of Virginia Health System conceptually integrates the UVA Medical Center, Novant Health UVA Health System, UVA Transitional Care Hospital (LTACH), UVA Physician’s Group, UVA School of Medicine, UVA School of Nursing, and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, and several other strategic partnerships and alliances. It is the combination of research, clinical care, and education that takes place through the efforts of its faculty, staff, students, and trainees at many different sites in the region.
As a world-class academic and health care system, the University of Virginia Health System has the following goals:
? To become the safest place to receive care
? To be the healthiest work environment
? To provide exceptional clinical care
? To generate biomedical discovery that betters the human condition
? To train health care providers of the future to work in multi-disciplinary teams
? To ensure value-driven and efficient stewardship of resources
Patient care at UVA Health System is distinguished by a collaborative, patient-centered approach that combines the perspectives of numerous clinical experts, with hundreds of board-certified physicians, to provide expertise in every healthcare discipline.
UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Urology. The UVA Medical Center includes the 612-bed hospital, including the UVA Children’s Hospital, trauma center and multiple primary/specialty care locations throughout Virginia.
UVA School of Nursing, founded in 1901, has earned a national reputation for excellence in education, research, and practice. The School is comprised of 414 undergraduates, 379 graduate students, 133 faculty members (53 full-time and 80 part-time), four research centers, and 18 programs of study. Ranked among the nation's top 25 public nursing schools, UVA offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level nursing programs. UVA's graduate programs include a #2 ranked Clinical Nurse Leader program, a #8 ranked Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, and a top 20 Family Nurse Practitioner program. These graduate programs are in the nation's top three percent, according to 2016's U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”