Message From The Chair: What Is A Microsystem? By James P. Nataro, MD, PhD, MBA

Those of you in the nicu are by now familiar with the term “microsystem”, though you may not know what it means or what the project is meant to accomplish. I clinical microsystem is a group of individuals who are engaged together in the delivery of medical care. It thus includes not just providers, but also support Ppersonnel, patients and … Read More

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The Children’s Hospital Research Center An Interview with Dr. Gomez, Children’s Hospital Research Center Director

Q: Tell me about how this idea began. How long did it take to make the dream a reality? A: The Children’s Hospital Research Center is the result of many conversations with our Chair, Jim Nataro that have evolved over time. We both had the very same idea in our mind. I had been the director of a previous center funded by NIH and he had … Read More

EPIC newsletter

EPIC News By Martha Hellems, MD, MS

Hello Pediatric Colleagues, This is the first of a regular series of tips, observations, and announcements about EPIC and other related topics for the newsletter. Let me know if you have useful information to share, ideas, or questions. Thank you, Martha Easier ways to select Level of Service in Ambulatory EPIC Are you tired of scanning … Read More

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Faculty Scholarly Mentoring Program Spread the word!

A new service is available that can assist you with enhancing scholarship. Through this service, faculty and fellows receive customized, one-on-one guidance and facilitation. "Contributing original scholarship is an essential part of the academic enterprise, and the responsibility really belongs to all of us,” says Dr. Jim Nataro, Department … Read More


December Quality Corner By Jonathan Swanson, MD, MSc

The Children’s Hospital and a Culture of Safety As Be Safe continues to roll, we need to remind ourselves that in health care, there will always going to be errors and near misses. This does not mean we can become complacent or be “okay” when things do not go as planned. But expecting humans to be error-free 100% of the time is a recipe for … Read More

Spotlight On

Congratulations, Dr. Kellams and Team! UVA Rated in Top 5 Percent Nationally for Breastfeeding Care

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 15, 2014 – A federal survey ranked UVA Medical Center in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally for its support of breastfeeding. UVA ranked in the 95th percentile in a … Read More


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


Patient Praise 1-26-15

Enjoy these comments the Health System has … Read More

Dr. Rogol Wins Lifelong Achievement Award

From Jim Nataro: With great pleasure and pride I … Read More

Patient Praise 1-12-15

Enjoy these comments the Health System has … Read More

Congratulations to Our Graduating Residents!

From Dr. James Nataro, Chair, Department of … Read More

What’s New

Camp LIGHT Applications Are Available!

From Kelly Truxell, Development Director: The "Summer Camp 2015 Letter" and "Camp LIGHT Camper Application" can be distributed to potential campers, and the remaining three documents are for … Read More


New Children’s Hospital Research Center Website

Please visit http://research.med.virginia.edu/chrc/ and check out the new website of the Children's Hospital Research Center (CHRC)! … Read More

New Year, New You Check Out New Classes for 2015

Please see the class schedules for Professional Development, Hoo’s Well, and the Mindfulness Center. … Read More

2015 Advocacy Training Grants Call for Applications

The 2015 Advocacy Training Grants Call for Applications is now open. CPTI will support 4 pediatric faculty-resident pairs to attend the AAP Legislative Conference in Washington, DC on April 12-14, … Read More