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UVA Ranked #1 Children’s Hospital in Virginia

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U.S. News & World Report has named UVA Children’s the best children's hospital in the state.

UVA Children’s, part of UVA Health, is ranked as the No. 1 children’s hospital in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report in their 2021-22 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide. This is the first year U.S. News has reported a state-by-state ranking of the nation’s best children’s hospitals.

But awards aren’t the goal. Our mission is making sure every family can access this kind of world-class pediatric care. Because healthy kids mean the world to us.

Five UVA Children’s Specialties Nationally Ranked

U.S. News also ranked five UVA Children’s specialties among the top 50 nationally in their fields:


When it comes to newborns and preemies, our neonatology specialists offer world-class care when your newest arrival needs it most. Learn more about our neonatology services.

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

We treat the kind of complex heart conditions only the most skilled specialists can. Learn more about our pediatric cardiology & heart surgery experts.

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Our dedicated team offers the latest treatments for growth and hormone issues, as well as targeted support for managing diabetes. Learn more about our pediatric diabetes & endocrinology program.


From broken bones to complex spine care, our orthopedic surgery team is ready to manage any bone and joint disease or injury. Learn more about pediatric orthopedics.


Using the latest research and high-tech solutions, we offer highly specialized treatments to children with bladder and kidney issues. Learn more about our pediatric urology team.


About UVA Children’s

UVA Children’s provides primary and specialty care in more than 30 specialties throughout Virginia and beyond. Located within UVA Medical Center, UVA Children’s includes 111 beds, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, a neonatal intensive care unit for infants and a pediatric intensive care unit for children younger than 18. The UVA Children’s Ambulatory Clinics at the Battle Building, which opened in 2014, provide integrated outpatient care in Charlottesville.