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This honor is really about our providers … who bring their enthusiasm and their passion for their work every single day.
U.S. News ‘Best Children’s Hospital’ Rankings Include Four Children’s Hospital Specialties
The 2016-2017 “Best Children’s Hospital” guide from U.S. News & World Report highlights four nationally ranked specialties at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.
The four ranked specialties are urology (35th), cardiology/heart surgery (37th), neonatology (38th) and nephrology (49th).
“This honor is really about our providers – our doctors, our nurses, all our staff – who bring their enthusiasm and their passion for their work every single day,” says James Nataro, MD, physician-in-chief at UVA Children’s Hospital.
The team was so confident in what they could do, it made me confident.
13-Year-Old Receives New Liver, Kidney
India Johnson has two rare genetic diseases that caused her liver and kidneys to fail. In February, her mom contacted UVA’s pediatric transplant team, which is part of the only comprehensive transplant center in Virginia.
Coincidentally, the same day, UVA announced a partnership with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The partnership expanded UVA’s pediatric liver transplant program and increased access to care for patients in Virginia.
India and her mother came to Charlottesville and met with the UVA team in person and the Pittsburgh team through a telemedicine connection. She received her new liver and kidney on May 17, just two weeks after being added to the national waiting list.
For every three months a child is in an orphanage, they are about a month behind in development and growth.
Clinic Helps Families Navigate Adoption Process
UVA Children's Hospital offers a unique clinic that helps potential adoptive parents navigate through the process. The International Adoption Clinic meets one day each month to help field questions, explain documentation, and offer recommendations to families at any stage of the process.
Oftentimes in the adoption process, parents are inundated with paperwork — and depending on the country, the information that is given may differ greatly. Doctors at the International Adoption Clinic help to sort through the information. Doctors can also help to determine potential high-risk medical problems that the child may suffer from when they arrive in their new home.