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For the fifth consecutive year, Becker's Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Orthopedics at UVA Medical Center to its list of 100 hospitals and health system with great orthopedics programs.
Becker’s highlighted the role of UVA’s sports medicine team in caring for UVA student-athletes, as well as the more than 1,000 joint replacement surgeries – many done using minimally invasive techniques – and 1,500 spine surgeries performed each year at UVA. The publication also highlighted health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield designating UVA as a Blue Distinction Center for its expertise in knee and hip replacements.
“This honor from Becker’s Hospital Review highlights both the high quality and the wide range of orthopedic care we provide here at UVA,” said Bobby Chhabra, MD, chair of UVA’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “Providing excellent care to our patients is a true team effort, and I want to thank everyone at UVA Health System that works together with our department to serve our patients.”
Read more: https://newsroom.uvahealth.com/2019/01/02/national-100-great-orthopedics-programs-list-features-uva/
#TeamTuesday: Jane Caine is a volunteer and president of the UVA Hospital Auxiliary, which means she had a major hand in our Lights of Love tree-lighting ceremony this year. The auxiliary raises money for projects that benefit patients and their families. For example, it contributed toward our neonatal ICU (NICU) Angel Eye cameras, which allow families to see their babies even when they can’t be at the hospital.
Jane has been auxiliary president since September and is in her third year of hospital volunteering. She’s a NICU baby cuddler. She’s also part of a program where volunteers sit with people who are dying if they don’t have family members or friends by their side. Jane says she loves volunteering and has never seen a more caring environment than UVA.
Jane was a math teacher and then a middle school principal in New Orleans before she retired. She moved to Charlottesville because she wanted to see the seasons change, and she was familiar with the area — her daughter went to UVA, while her son went to Virginia Tech.