The University and Environs
Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia located in Charlottesville, VA, offers 21st century education in an historical setting. As part of the University, The University of Virginia Health System includes the hospital medical center, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Health Sciences Library. The UVa Health System is designated a Level I Trauma Center. Our geographical location offers a referral base to provide primary, secondary and tertiary care to people from the Charlottesville area or people referred from the rural areas of central, western, and southern Virginia. Thus, a part of our training program includes our residents interacting and collaborative with referring physicians at a distance from the hospital.
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.
- three cardiac catheterization laboratories which perform approximately 3800 cardiac catheterizations/year
- a modern pulmonary function laboratory
- a stat laboratory for the immediate performance of blood gas analysis and electrolyte studies
- a pediatric intensive care unit
- a newborn intensive care unit
- an accredited non-invasive vascular laboratory
- a coronary care unit
- three fully-equipped and active cardiovascular research laboratories
- a Heart Center Clinic designed to provide outpatient care for cardiothoracic patients along with other Heart Center patients
- a Division of Pediatric Cardiology performing 200 pediatric cardiac catheterization per year and operating 8 field clinics each month in rural areas of Virginia
- a team of certified clinical perfusionists who conduct all clinical cardiac perfusions