University of Virginia Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville). The history of University of Virginia Medical Center dates back to the days of Thomas Jefferson, who founded the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The school dedicated its first hospital in 1901, a 25-bed facility that has since become a leading academic medical center in the state. 

University-of-Virginia-Medical-Center-factWithin UVA Medical Center is a 604-bed hospital. Physicians and staff treat more than 28,000 inpatients, 60,000 emergency room visits and 28,000 surgical procedures every year. UVA Medical Center also has more than 6,100 employees, 750 full-time faculty, 2,000 nurses and nearly 800 residents and fellows.

U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA Medical Center 35th in the nation for diabetes and endocrinology. The hospital is high-performing in nine other specialties. The University of Virginia Cancer Center is also one of the top cancer treatment and research facilities in the region and is designated as a National Cancer Institute cancer center. In addition to being one of the "Most Wired" hospitals in the country, according to the American Hospital Association, UVA Medical Center also had 189 of its physicians selected to the "Best Doctors in America" list for 2013.

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