Fellowship in Cardiovascular Emergencies
The medical facilities are fully accredited by the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The main University Hospital consists of 632 beds on eight floors, is organized along the service center concept, and employees a staff of 4,255 people in addition to the 2,500 faculty and students.
As a tertiary care, Level I trauma facility, the University Hospital draws patients both from the local population and a large referral base throughout Virginia and neighboring states. In a typical year, the hospital has over 28,000 admissions, 30% of which enter through the Emergency Department. Every major medical specialty service is available in the University of Virginia Health System. back to top
Department of Emergency Medicine:
The Department of Emergency Medicine was granted full departmental status at the University of Virginia in 1995. Fifteen full-time faculty members staff the Emergency Department twenty-four hours per day. All are ABEM-board certified in either Emergency Medicine or Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Department treats approximately 60,000 patients annually and has a total of 39 beds. Specific areas within the Emergency Department have been designated for the care of special populations. The Chest Pain Center, The Pediatric ED, The Women's Center for Emergency Care, and three major resuscitation areas provide specific locations for subspecialty emergency care. A major renovation of the Department's physical plant was completed in July 2001.
The Department of Emergency Medicine intends to be a center of excellence in the national community of academic Emergency Medicine. back to top
The Heart and Vascular Center:
The Heart and Vascular Center is a unit within the University of Virginia Health System that combines the expertise of a strong multidisciplinary group of physicians with the latest in medical technology for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The physicians of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine provide a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services. A few of these include:
Chest Pain Center: