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UVA Earns ‘A’ From National Hospital Safety Rating Group

University of Virginia Health System

University of Virginia Medical Center has earned an A on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national patient safety rating of all general hospitals in the U.S.  The rating is based on 28 publicly available safety measures, which include patient outcomes as well as the processes and structures hospitals have in place to provide quality care for their patients.

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15-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712598

iTHRIV Seeks Partners to Improve Public Health, Address Disparities Across Virginia

University of Virginia Health System

The Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), which aims to improve the health of people across the state and beyond, is seeking nonprofit or government organizations to partner with researchers to address community health needs and improve public health.

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8-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712395

UVA Honored Nationally Among ‘100 Great Hospitals’

University of Virginia Health System

University of Virginia Medical Center has been named to the 2019 listing of 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication. According to Becker’s, hospitals named to the list are nationally recognized for patient care and patient outcomes, as well as for being innovators in healthcare.

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6-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712264

UVA's Edward H. Egelman Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

University of Virginia Health System

Egelman has attracted national and international headlines for discoveries such as how urinary tract infections take hold and how an almost indestructible virus survives and thrives in nearly boiling acid.

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2-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Soft Bedding Poses Grave Danger to Sleeping Babies, Study Shows

University of Virginia Health System

Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft bedding, a new study reveals. The finding underscores physicians’ urgent message to new parents that babies should sleep only in cribs or bassinets free of blankets, toys and other potential hazards.

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23-Apr-2019 8:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710790

Strange, Electricity-Conducting Bacteria Yield Secret to Tiny Batteries, Big Medical Advances

University of Virginia Health System

These strange bacteria conduct electricity through a structure never before seen in nature -- a structure scientists can co-opt to miniaturize electronics, create powerful-yet-tiny batteries, build pacemakers without wires and develop a host of other medical advances.

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4-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710195

Pamela Sutton-Wallace Named to Top 25 Women Leaders List by Modern Healthcare

University of Virginia Health System

Modern Healthcare, a leading national healthcare publication, has named Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, chief executive officer of University of Virginia Medical Center, as one of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders.

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26-Mar-2019 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709939

‘Protect Your Prescription’ During National Poison Prevention Week

University of Virginia Health System

The Blue Ridge Poison Center (BRPC) at the University of Virginia Health System is commemorating National Poison Prevention Week from March 17-23 by focusing on protecting your prescription medicines from falling into the wrong hands.

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20-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709590

Found: The Missing Ingredient to Grow Blood Vessels

University of Virginia Health System

Researchers have discovered an ingredient vital for proper blood vessel formation that explains why numerous promising treatments have failed. The discovery offers important direction for efforts to better treat a host of serious conditions ranging from diabetes to heart attacks and strokes.

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13-Mar-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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