UVA Health System Today

The UVA Health System strives to continually expand in all of our missions − patient care, education and research. To support this, we are actively engaged in improving our physical facilities, recruiting and retaining excellent faculty and staff, expanding our clinical programs, strengthening our recognized centers of excellence, and streamlining our processes for health care delivery.

Photo of UVAH South TowerThe new South Tower Expansion to the UVA hospital opened in April 2020 to accommodate creation of a Special Pathogens Unit (SPU) dedicated to care of patients with COVID-19. As our COVID case rate has dropped, these beds have pivoted for use by our Hematology-Oncology and General Medicine services. The tower also added a new Emergency Department; more operating suites, procedure rooms, labs, and radiology units; and 84 more private patient rooms. Additional, as-yet unused floors are intended to fill future needs.

ERC buildingOpened in 2017, the Education Resource Center (ERC) is conveniently located directly across from the UVA Medical Center main entrance. The ERC has conference space and offices for Graduate Medical Education and is where many of the Internal Medicine Residency Program conferences are held. The building also houses the Outpatient Pharmacy that operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, the only pharmacy within 50 miles with around-the-clock service.

Battle BuildingThe Battle Building at the UVA Children’s Hospital was completed in the summer of 2014. This seven story, 200,000 square-foot facility houses pediatric primary care, dozens of pediatric subspecialty clinics, a maternal and fetal medicine clinic, pediatric outpatient rehabilitation services, the teen and young adult health center, outpatient surgery, a clinical trials suite, and clinical research office all in one location with immediate proximity to the UVA Medical Center.

Emily Couric Clinical Cancer CenterOpened in 2011, the five-story, 150,000 square-foot Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art therapies and comprehensive cancer care, all under one roof. As one of 70 National Cancer Institute-designated centers, UVA is part of a renowned group of leaders in cancer research, prevention, detection and treatment. Our Stem Cell program has the highest level of accreditation, including Federation for Accreditation of Cell Therapy (FACT) and National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match Registry approval.

UVA Health SystemThe opening of the North Unit Expansion of the University Hospital in 2012 added 72 ICU-capable private patient rooms and dedicated education space. The UVA Health System uses EpicCare, an electronic medical record (EMR) in use at more than 50 U.S. academic medical centers. A team representing all clinical areas selected this program for its usability and comprehensive documentation of a patient’s medical history and treatment.

Claude Moore Medical Education BuildingThe 85,000 square-foot Claude Moore Medical Education Building serves as the central portal to the UVA School of Medicine and provides novel technologies and flexible teaching spaces to support innovative medical instruction. The facility includes specialized multimedia classrooms and Learning Studio, video-equipped exam rooms for analyzing student-patient interactions, and a Medical Simulation Training Center for honing skills.

UVAHS Research BuildingsNIH support for medical research at UVA has grown significantly, and we are keeping pace with quality laboratory space. The 150,000 square-foot MR5 Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science Building and the 102,000 square-foot MR6 Carter-Harrison Research Building house laboratories for more than 700 researchers and technicians in biomedical engineering, pathology, cardiovascular sciences, cancer, immunology, allergies and infectious diseases.