Year: 2016

The Model Cell

We are all well aware that the University of Virginia Health System is in the midst of what is called a “Lean Transformation”, a restructuring of our organization to reduce…

Spotlight: The Teen and Young Adult Health Center

The Teen & Young Adult Health Center is unique in Pediatrics; we provide both primary care and specialty care to patients ages 11-26. Our staff consists of two adolescent medicine…

Global Medicine and How It Changed My Life

I have had an incredible opportunity over the past few years and want share my experience with Global Medicine and how it has changed my life. Before I began this…

Spotlight: The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic

Thanks to the new partnership between Novant Health and UVA Health System we are pleased to announce the start of a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Novant Health UVA Health System…

Meet the Finance Team

Heather Bower What is your proudest/greatest achievement outside of the professional realm? My family!  My husband Kenny and our two sons Brandon who is eight and Benjamin who is six.…

Quality Corner: Families First – Our Expectations

The Women’s and Children’s service line has the opportunity to become the first Service Line Model Cell, i.e. the place where Be Safe is incorporated fully into the daily work…

Welcome to the Team, Michael Mendoza

Michael Mendoza, MD Assistant Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition What is your proudest/greatest achievement outside of the professional realm? Getting married and having a child. What are you usually…

True North

Any organization as large as our Children’s Hospital requires a complex governance structure. Over the past three years we have been moving to a values driven leadership system (VDLS). Our…

New Pedi BMT and Immunotherapy Program

Please briefly summarize your program. Doctors have been using the immune system to fight cancer for decades in the form of bone marrow or hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT).  Many…

Liver Transplantation Partnership

Earlier this year, the University of Virginia Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh entered a partnership to reinvigorate pediatric liver transplantation in Charlottesville. This relationship is the first of it…