Announcements, In The Media July 1, 2020

University of Virginia Hospital Expansion Featured in Architectural Record’s Healthcare Issue

Part of the emergency department was able to open two months early to treat COVID-19 patients during the first wave of infections.
Visitors are welcomed into a bright, airy atrium with plenty of natural light.

The expansion of the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville was thoughtfully planned and efficiently delivered: so much so that when COVID-19 began to spread in central Virginia in the spring of 2020, the hospital was able to make quick modifications to serve this new need.

Read more about how the UVA hospital was prepared to serve its community during the pandemic’s first wave here.

"Within a plinth below the tower is the heart of the structure: the new ED nearly doubles UVA Health System’s prior urgent-care capacity, significantly reducing patient wait times."

Josephine Minutillo, Architectural Record

The new emergency department entrance welcomes patients and visitors with a landscaped pedestrian walkway.
Natural light and views to the outdoors throughout the treatment areas improve well being for patients and staff.