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UVA Health System
1215 Lee St.
Charlottesville, VA - 22908
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About Us

Join Virginia's #1 Hospital! *
Renowned for employing the latest and most advanced medical treatments, the University of Virginia Medical Center has now been voted Virginia’s #1 hospital by U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018).

As an academic medical center, we take a fresh approach to healthcare, to research, discover, teach and care for patients in entirely new ways. To ensure that the right care is delivered—and in the right place, at the right time — we are no longer waiting to accomplish tomorrow what we can achieve today.

Our team members utilize emerging technology and lead experimental treatment protocols. In fact, our healthcare makes headlines routinely. However, it's the attributes of every UVA team member that makes our nationally recognized care anything but routine — their persistence, ingenuity and initiative, among other great qualities, help create an environment where respect and responsiveness are highly valued.

Among our medical center’s entities are the University Hospital and Level I trauma center, UVA Heart and Vascular Center, UVA Transplant Center, UVA Neurosciences Center and UVA Children’s Hospital.

We’re located in picturesque Charlottesville, Virginia,  a midsized city in the rolling foothills of the historic Blue Ridge Mountains that offers many of the cultural, educational and professional advantages of a large metropolitan area.

Charming for its recreational and leisure opportunities — including hiking, biking, canoeing, rappelling, golf and other athletics — as well as theater and music, Charlottesville is often acclaimed as one of the most livable cities in the country. Shopping, dining and entertainment, plus proximity to beautiful beaches and Washington, D.C., make Charlottesville an ideal place for families, singles and active adults.

* U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” guides


As we strive for excellence, the world takes note.

We're proud of the awards our people have garnered for clinical excellence:

Recent Recognition for University of Virginia Health System:

  • The 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guide rates UVA as the #1 hospital in Virginia and honors 10 UVA specialties as among the best in the U.S. This is the second consecutive year UVA is ranked as Virginia’s #1 hospital.
  • Six specialties at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital earned a “Top 50” national ranking in the 2018-2019 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide from U.S. News & World Report.
  • The 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America® List by Best Doctors Inc. honors 195 UVA physicians among the best in their respective specialties. Approximately 4 percent of U.S. physicians are named on the list, according to Best Doctors Inc.
  • National healthcare publication, Becker’s Hospital Review, has selected University of Virginia Orthopedics at UVA Medical Center for its 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedics programs.
  • Becker’s Hospital Review has named the UVA Heart and Vascular Center at UVA Medical Center on its 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs.
  • For the fifth consecutive year, Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Cancer Center at UVA Medical Center on its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs—the only health system in Virginia named on Becker’s 2017 list.
  • UVA has achieved Magnet® status, an honor conferred by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to recognize superior nursing processes and quality patient care.
  • UVA Medical Center has received three national awards from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) for providing fast, quality care for heart attack patients. UVA earned the ACC’s NCDR ACTION Registry® Platinum Award, along with the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® Silver NSTEMI award and Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Plus STEMI Receiving Center award, for meeting national quality-care standards established by these two organizations.

UVA Medical Center's comprehensive benefits package has long been recognized and valued because of its competitiveness in the market. In addition to a broad array of traditional benefits like medical and dental care, and retirement, the Medical Center offers a generous number of other benefits and services to help team members meet their personal and family needs.

Detailed information on each of the Medical Center's benefits programs is available at the University's Benefits website at




For over a century, the University of Virginia Health System has celebrated diversity and provided patient care services to diverse populations. As part of the University of Virginia, we embrace the vision of “a community of respect, understanding and tolerance.” We are enriched by the unique differences within our community, and continuously strive to increase our inclusiveness.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that the delivery of patient care addresses the diversity within the populations that we serve. With the knowledge that each patient is unique, we continuously strive to provide culturally sensitive and appropriate care by learning to understand the beliefs, attitudes, behaviors and desires of each patient.

We believe that the best patient care environment is one that fosters inclusiveness of all members of the community — including our patients, their families and friends, spiritual leaders, healthcare providers and staff, students, and volunteers who, together, help maintain our healing environment.


Get to know our doctors, and meet a heroic nurse: Go behind the scenes of UVA hospital with up-close portraits of the people “Behind the Badge,” who care for patients, conduct cutting-edge research and provide all the services that keep the Medical Center running.


Read all about them at our “People of UVA” blog:


Our mission is to benefit human health and improve the quality of life. In doing so, we will be:

  • Our local community’s provider of choice for its healthcare needs
  • A national leader in quality patient safety, service and compassionate care
  • The leading provider of technologically advanced, groundbreaking care throughout Virginia
  • Recognized for translating research discoveries into improvements in clinical care and patient outcomes
  • Fostering innovative care delivery and teaching/training models that respond to the evolving health environment
  • A leader in training students and faculty in providing healthcare free of disparity

We are also removing every barrier better careers. Our team members adhere to our ASPIRE values of accountability, stewardship, professionalism, integrity, respectfulness and excellence in all that they do.

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