World Class Care Across Virginia

UVA Health is an integrated health system with a world-class academic medical center that includes a level 1 trauma center, a level IV NICU, the first NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Virginia, and UVA Health Children’s, the #1 pediatric hospital in Virginia. UVA Health also encompasses 3 community hospitals, a specialty rehabilitation hospital, and an integrated network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout Virginia.  

Through teaching and research, we continue to advance medicine and innovate excellence while providing high-quality care in communities across the state.

Our Vision

To be the nation’s leading public academic health system and a best place to work — while transforming patient care, research, education, and engagement with the diverse communities we serve. To learn more, visit UVA Health's Mission, Value, and Goals webpage.

2022-2032 Strategic Plan

In accordance with UVA Health's mission, vision, and values, and with input from the community and employees, UVA Health developed a strategic plan. As Craig Kent, MD, CEO of UVA Health, writes in the introduction:

"Patients in 2032 will be treated with an entirely new compendium of therapies, researchers will leverage new techniques for discovery, education and training paradigms will change significantly, and care delivery models will be enhanced through patient-centered technology, with a focus on prevention and care at home. As an academic health system, our vision is that UVA Health will be at the forefront leading this change."

Join us on the journey. Discover what we hope to achieve with our strategic plan.

Culture, Vision, and Innovation

These are just a few reasons why UVA Health is an employer of choice for nurses and healthcare professionals not only in Virginia, but throughout the healthcare industry. Led by the input, ideas, and insights from our team members, we are resolute in our mission to transform health and inspire hope for all Virginians and beyond.

When you join UVA Health, you’re joining a nationally renowned community of medical practitioners, faculty, students, and other team members who teach, learn, innovate and advance the boundaries of science and medicine. We stand ready to meet the healthcare needs of our patients today and poised to address the medical challenges of tomorrow through the constant pursuit of innovation in clinical care, research, education, and community engagement. 

Hope at Work

Hope at Work​​​​​​​
UVA Health launched a series showcasing inspiring stories about how our team members contribute to UVA Health’s 10-year Strategic Plan: One Future Together and Hope for All. 

Enjoy some of these moving stories.
Infusing Hope at Work
Cancer Treatment Nurse Reflects on 35 Years at UVA Health — and His Own Journey as a Cancer Survivor
Remembering Barbara Hocking
When asked how she would describe her CNO role, she had replied, “I am truly a servant leader. I support the nurse leaders who in turn support the staff, who are the ones touching our patients and caring for them.”


We want our employees to be happy, healthy, and have peace of mind. Our generous benefits package allows you to focus on what's important - making UVA an ideal place to study, work, and grow. See below for the different benefits packages offered through UVA Health.
UVA Health
Benefits information for most UVA Health positions, including University Medical Center can be found on the UVA HR website. Three different health plan options are offered to enable you to choose the right coverage.
UVA Physicians Group (UPG)
UPG is an independent 501(c)3 University Associated Organization (UAO), and is governed by its own Board of Directors with a public majority. As a separate employer, UPG offers a separate benefits package from UVA and the Medical Center and maintains separate benefit and leave policies.
UVA Community Health
UVA Health’s community hospitals and many provider offices and outpatient clinics are located in the areas surrounding Culpeper, Fauquier and Prince William counties. New hires for these locations are hired by the UVA Health subsidiary UVA Community Health, a non-profit 501c(3) that is not state-funded.

We ASPIRE to Greatness 

Emergency Department tech taking vitals

At UVA Health, every team member is part of our success, our growth, and our continued discovery. Our culture is built on trust, respect, and engagement. Through this and a shared commitment to patient-first care, we have defined a core set of values that allows us to ASPIRE:

  • Accountability
  • Stewardship
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Equity

Medical Center team member and child
We Support Our Staff

Building an exceptional work culture includes supporting our teams with exceptional benefits.

  • Competitive pay
  • Generous benefits and paid time off
  • Superior retirement program
  • $5,000 relocation assistance for moves over 50 miles
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Employee referral program with generous payouts for referral hires, specific units
  • And much more
Medical Center Team Members
We Are One UVA Health is an employer that promotes equity, diversity and inclusiveness. As a local, national and international leader in transformative medicine, it’s important that our teams of healthcare experts are as diverse as the populations we serve. Working together in an inclusive environment allows us to learn from one another, grow together and continually strive to provide innovative care solutions that will meet the healthcare needs of everyone we serve. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, who listed us among their 2017 list of “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” and we are among's 2018 list of “Top Hospitals for Diversity.”