As one of the top children's hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report, we know it's often the littlest among us who have the biggest hearts, the biggest fears and even bigger dreams. This is what drives us to make children better and keep them well.
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.