New Study: Affordable Care Act Made Some Cancer Screenings More Accessible
The authors assessed data from 2011 to 2013 to determine that the Affordable Care Act resulted in an 8 percent increase in the diagnosis of early-stage colorectal cancer among U.S. seniors aged 65 and older. Click the photo to learn more.
UVA Slashes Opioid Use While Improving Patients’ Pain Scores, Study Finds
Drugs received during and after surgery can lead some patients to opioid addictions. UVA researchers have found that using fewer opioids can actually lessen the post-surgical pain that patients experience. Click the photo to read more.
January 19, 2017
$5 Million Gift Will Relieve Financial Burdens on Career-Changers Entering Nursing
UVA’s clinical nurse leader program, ranked second in the nation, allows those with at least a bachelor’s degree in another field to enter into nursing. Many would not be able to give up their current jobs without the Conway Scholarship. Click the photo to read more.
"Where do the funds go?" Each year the funds raised at the Main Event support a different area of the Children's Hospital. This year, the money raised will go towards transforming the pediatric inpatient unit on the 7th floor of the UVA Medical Center. The goal will be to make the space colorful and imaginative while also providing a comforting santuary for children and their families. Plans include spaces for respite and renewal for adults as well as interactive play areas for children undergoing treatments. The modifications will also allow us to establish a location for our NEW bone marrow transplant program. Providing these warm, comforting, and peaceful spaces for our kids and their families is an important part of making sure our patients receive the best care possible. We hope you can join us at this year's Main Event on February 4! It promises to be a lot of fun just for the kids!
Tickets will sell out very soon! You can click here to purchase yours or make a donation tday: https://healthfoundation.virginia.edu/uvachildrensevents/the-main-event#speakeasy#speakforkids#MainEvent2017#UVAChildrensHospital#keswick#beeknees