Message from the Chair: More on Employee Engagement By James P. Nataro, MD PhD MBA

When the topic of the Engagement Survey comes up, the first question is typically “what is engagement anyway?”   Engagement measures the spirit and morale of a team, how much the members feel a proud part of the organization. Gurus in this area point out that high engagement scores correlate not only with high employee satisfaction, but also with … Read More

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Children’s Hospital Quality Corner By Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc

A New Monthly Feature In 2014, we started a quarterly Children’s Hospital Quality Newsletter. In order to decrease everyone’s e-mail Inbox and to have all of our CH information in one standardized location, the newsletter will now be published “monthly” as a component of the Kids Matter e-zine. Be Safe Update       As I am sure that you are … Read More

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The UVA Diaper Duty Program By The Blue Ridge Care Connection for Children team

On Tuesday October 21, a truckload of diapers – 51,000 to be exact - arrived at Republic Plaza to restock supplies for the UVA Diaper Duty program. Assisted by employees from Hilldrup Moving and Storage in Richmond, the staff of the Blue Ridge Care Connection for Children (BRCCC) unloaded and inventoried the delivery. Because of this program, a … Read More

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LCME Visit Overview By William Wilson, MD

October 19-23 were important dates for the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the UVA Children’s Hospital. A survey team consisting of members of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (“LCME”) came to UVA for the scheduled accreditation site visit that occurs about every eight years. The LCME is a joint activity of the … 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 10-20-14

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Patient Praise 9-29-14

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Congrats to Our Resident of the Month! Rhodes Proctor, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Rhodes Proctor, PL-3, this … Read More

Patient Praise 9-22-14

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What’s New

BeSafe Project Updates From Dr. Rick Shannon

Dear Team Members, A BeSafe project led by Surgery resident, Jake Gillen, MD, has produced new paging etiquette standards that are now being introduced throughout UVA Health System. The new … Read More

NICU BeSafe Project Featured on UVA Connect

From Jim Nataro: Colleagues, I am very proud of our NICU team’s BeSafe project to end unplanned extubations. Now the story is being told on the “front page” of UVA Health System Connect: … Read More

13th Annual Research Symposium Announced

From Steve Wasserman: The Office for Research is pleased to announce its thirteenth annual research symposium, to be held in Jordan Hall Lobby (JPA first-floor entrance) on Tuesday, November 4, … Read More

Tell Us What You Think and Recognize Your Colleagues!

As you all know, the University Health System has been working with Gallup to effectively determine and increase the level of Employee Engagement throughout the many departments in the Health System. … Read More