Message from the Chair, James P. Nataro, MD PhD MBA Life at The Battle Building

Colleagues, I am writing this statement from the 5th floor of the new Battle Building on our first day of patient care on the main floors. We saw our first patients in the Teen and Young Adult Center in June, thereby formally inaugurating the building. My thanks to all of you who have worked tirelessly (and stressfully) for the years-long … Read More

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Be Safe – What is it and Why does it Matter? By Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc

As you are probably aware, UVA Health System is undergoing a significant makeover when it comes to quality and safety. Known as “Be Safe”, it is unlike anything ever done before at UVA. Brought here by Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Richard Shannon, MD, the Be Safe initiative empowers front-line team members – from the bedside nurse to … Read More

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Children’s Hospital Ranked as a Best Children’s Hospital By Michael Ellwood

The University of Virginia Children’s Hospital is recognized as a leading center for pediatric care in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” report released June 10. Two UVa Children’s Hospital specialties – neonatology and urology – are ranked among the best in their specialty nationwide. Urology is ranked 37th, … Read More

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Capturing Happy Moments: Battle Building Photo Display Kevin Zhan shares his experience as the photographer behind the scenes

Kevin Zhan is a fourth-year medical student at UVA. Over the past month, Kevin photographed four UVA Pediatrics patients and their families for an exhibit that was displayed at the grand opening of the Battle Building. Here is Kevin’s story: “Dr. Plews-Olgan works with children with medical complexities. He approached me after discovering … Read More

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UVA Medical Center Transfer Center By Paul Matherne, MD

The UVA Children’s Hospital offers the best care for children within the Commonwealth of Virginia. In the past, there have been times when we have not been able to accommodate all of the children who needed services within the UVA Children’s Hospital. Because of this need, the Children’s Hospital has developed a comprehensive system of managing our … Read More

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Healthier Ever After: The Story of UVA Children’s Hospital Watch Now on YouTube!

Healthier Ever After: The Story of UVA Children’s Hospital will premiere in prime-time on NBC29, immediately following NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM. … Read More


Elections to American Pediatric Society Drs. K. Fairchild and V. Norwood

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Fairchild and Dr. Vicky Norwood for their recent election to the American Pediatric Society! The American Pediatric Society (APS) and the Society for Pediatric Research … Read More


Patient Praise 7-28-14

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2014 UVA Service Awards

Congratulations to our Service Award recipients! … Read More

Patient Praise 7-14-14

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Patient Praise 7-7-14

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What’s New


Battle Building Updates

Today marks the completion of the moves of most of the Children’s and Women’s clinics that were planned to occupy the Battle Building. Not yet relocated are Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Neurosurgery, … Read More


Children’s Fitness Clinic Joins Pediatric Endocrinology Division

The UVA Children’s Hospital proudly announces that the Children’s Fitness Clinic (CFC) is now part of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. Appropriate referrals are children ages 6 months to 21 … Read More


Clinics on the Move! Battle Building Schedule

All clinics from the 4th floor of the Primary Care Center will complete the move to the new Battle Building over the July 19-20 weekend and will open for business on Monday, July 21, at 8:00 … Read More


Summer School! Faculty Educational Development Series Thursdays, 8:00 AM, starting July 10

It's Year 2 of the UVA Summer Educational Development Series. Come join us on Thursday mornings at 8:00 AM and tackle those issues you've been wanting to address: How do you manage to teach and … Read More