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  • Help prevent possible brain injury by wearing protective sporting gear and properly fitting bike helmets.

    Concussions in Children

    We all know about the potential for concussions from sports injuries. But did you know there are other leading causes for concussions in children? Michael Jaffee, MD, Director of the Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Clinic, explains the best way to protect your brain.

    Brain injuries can occur from a knock to the head or any impact to the body that causes the brain to rattle back and forth.

  • We’re pleased that the hard work of our entire team has been recognized by U.S. News.

    Four Specialties Ranked in U.S. News ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ Guide

    Four UVA Children’s Hospital specialties have earned national rankings in the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide. The specialties ranked within the top 50 nationally include pulmonology, urology, orthopedics and neonatology.  

    "This national honor showcases the teamwork of our providers and their efforts to give our young patients coordinated, safe and high-quality care,” said Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, chief executive officer of UVA Medical Center. 

    The yearly rankings are based on a variety of criteria including safety and outcomes, best practices, availability of advanced technology and specialized clinics and programs. 

    “We’re pleased that the hard work of our entire team has been recognized by U.S. News,” said James P. Nataro, MD, physician-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital. “We will continue striving to provide excellent care and service to children and their families from across Virginia and beyond.”

  • They didn’t use big words. They kept everything very simple.

    A Kid-Friendly ER Experience

    When 5-year-old Christopher fell and cut his neck badly, his mom knew UVA’s pediatric emergency room had the experience and expertise to care for him. But Christopher’s doctors and nurses went beyond that.

    They were calm, quiet and friendly. They consulted with a head and neck surgeon to ensure they weren’t overlooking anything. And they avoided scary words like “surgery” and “stitches.”

    Now, Christopher loves talking about his ER experience and wearing his UVA t-shirt.