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Join Virginia's #1 Hospital!*

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia. The publication’s 2018-2019 “Best Hospitals” guide also recognizes nine UVA specialties for adults among the best in the U.S.

Six specialties at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital also earned a top-50 national ranking in the 2018-2019 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide from U.S. News & World Report.

Our physicians and nurses are actively involved in research that gives patients access to treatments and medicine not widely available. Consequently, patients travel from around the world to seek treatment with us.

As an academic medical center, we are taking a fresh approach to what has been accomplished in healthcare in order to discover, research, teach and care for patients in entirely new ways. To ensure that the right care is delivered in the right place at the right time, we are no longer waiting to accomplish tomorrow that which we are capable of achieving 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 make our nationally recognized care anything but routine. Qualities such as persistence, ingenuity and initiative help to create an environment where respect and responsiveness are highly valued.

UVA Medical Center is one of seven entities that make up the nationally renowned UVA Health System, including the Novant Health UVA Health System, UVA Transitional Care Hospital, UVA Physicians Group, UVA School of Medicine, UVA School of Nursing and Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

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

Charming for its academic, recreational and leisure opportunities, including hiking, biking, canoeing, rappelling, golf and other athletics, as well as theater and music, Charlottesville is consistently acclaimed by publications as one of the most livable cities in the country. Shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as convenient proximity to the beach and Washington, DC, make Charlottesville an ideal place for families, singles and active adults.

* U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 “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:

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA #1 hospital in Virginia for three consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019).
  • U.S. News & World Report has ranked UVA's clinical departments among the top in the nation.
  • Six specialties at the 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.
  • Our physicians and nurses are recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in their fields.

Our nurse-driven care model has received prestigious Magnet® designation, awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

BlackDoctor.org has named the University of Virginia Health System as one of 60 honorees on its inaugural “Top Hospitals For Diversity” list.


The Medical Center's overall benefit plan has long been recognized and valued because of its comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as healthcare, dental care and retirement, the Medical Center offers a comprehensive list of 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 been providing patient care services to diverse populations. The Health System celebrates diversity in all its forms. 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 ensure 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. This community includes 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: https://blog.uvahealth.com/category/people-of-uva


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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