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The “2017-2018 Best Doctors in America” List by Best Doctors Inc. honors 195 University of Virginia Health System physicians among the best in their respective specialties.

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.@UVASON Associate Dean Ken White is a @modrnhealthcr Gold Award Winner for advancing the nursing profession throug… https://t.co/QB7kPfI3uR

Congratulations to @MedicineUVA prof. @LeeRitterband, the @UVALVG 2019 Innovator of the Year! Prof. Ritterband crea… https://t.co/uedNzbZYar

The 2019 Innovator of the Year award ceremony and public lecture, honoring Dr. Lee Ritterband, will take place on T… https://t.co/l0soO8vZhR

There are multiple types of primary care providers, so how do you know if yours should focus on family medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics, or none of the above?

Scholar. Mentor. #LGBTQ champion. Palliative care NP. And now, Modern Healthcare ACHE Gold Award winner. Congratulations, associate dean Ken White! Ken White didn't plan to come out as gay at his inaugural meeting as a board member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. But nerves got the best of him at that 2004 gathering and, introducing himself to the group, he inadvertently said “he” while describing his partner. The reaction wasn't what he expected. Colleagues praised his courage, and the blunder ultimately strengthened his resolve to bring change to the organization from the inside. Twelve years later, he founded ACHE's LGBT Forum. “I think they needed to be shaken up a little bit,” said White, associate dean for strategic partnerships and innovation at the University of Virginia's School of Nursing. The ACHE has bestowed upon White its 2019 Gold Medal Award for advancing the profession through his leadership as a researcher, author and clinician. White views his biggest contribution to ACHE as helping providers improve performance and quality. He teaches ACHE continuing education classes, has served on several task forces and has mentored roughly 2,000 people who now serve in senior leadership roles. White said he works to instill in health systems a culture of transformation and responsiveness to stakeholders. “From the housekeeper and the cleaning person all the way up to the medical staff and the nurse practitioners, they should all be able to identify opportunities for improvement,” he said. He also preaches the importance of using metrics to gauge quality and safety and protecting frontline caregivers against burnout. White is currently doing research focused on palliative and end-of-life care. —Tara Bannow

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Hats off to University of Virginia's own Diversity in Nursing for a Better Community student group, who spent the afternoon with kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia teaching hand washing, basic assessments - and laughing their way through a wild PPE race, complete with masks, drapes, gloves. Proud! P.S. Hope we count some future nurses in this lively crowd :)

The drug treats Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome, a rare neuromuscular disorder. @UVANeurology's Ted Burns weighs… https://t.co/Y0CNNAcciA