About UVA & Charlottesville
UVA Medical Center
The UVA Medical Center is part of the UVA Health System that provides state-of-the-art facilities for clinical care, education, and research. The UVA Children’s Hospital incorporates the Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center and Research Institute and all the inpatient and outpatient services provided to children and their families.
Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, the University of Virginia Health System embodies the leadership and inventiveness personified by its founder, Thomas Jefferson. Two centuries ago, Jefferson established the University of Virginia and the nation’s 10th medical school which has since grown into a nationally renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow’s health care leaders and discovering better ways to treat disease.
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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.
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The Charlottesville-Albemarle region boasts an outstanding array of accomplishments and attractions. Each year thousands of tourists view the Grounds of the University of Virginia, the homes of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, and the wineries of Albemarle County. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley offer plentiful recreational opportunities, adding to the high quality of life provided by the historical character and natural beauty of the area. A vibrant University and student landscape supplies cultural and social outlets for any interest.
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