Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals for kidney and respiratory care by U.S. News & World Report. CHoR is Virginia’s first Level 1 pediatric trauma center and cares for nearly every pediatric health care need under the sun.
As summer vacations wind down, many of us find ourselves prepping for back-to-school – one of the busiest times of the year. My family is experiencing back-to-school milestones as my oldest enters the third grade, my middle son is off to kindergarten and our youngest is enjoying preschool. While we often focus on school supplies, forms and new teachers, it’s also a time to focus on the health of the children in our lives and in our community.
Gearing up for a successful school year includes making sure the children in your life are physically and emotionally ready for a positive year. Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU offers a tremendous number of resources to children and families in our community, and beyond. We know a healthy breakfast and light load in the backpack can help kick-off a healthy year, but our experts are here to address all of a child’s medical needs – from physicals and managing concussions – to asthma action plans and occupational therapy to refine motor skills.
Shortly after school begins, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU will host a family flu shot clinic in Children’s Pavilion for children and adults of all ages for quick and easy access to one of the greatest tools we have in preventative health. Note: Team members should access flu shots via the employee health process.
October 22, 2018 - November 21, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Children’s Pavilion – Level 1, Sky Lobby
Thank you to our team members who make sure kids come first during back-to-school time, and throughout the year!
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U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital Rankings 2018–19
Since 1990, U.S. News & World Report has released annual rankings of hospitals in the United States. This year, 2018–19, four VCU Medical Center specialties ranked in the top 50. Another four specialties ranked high but not in the top 50. VCU Medical Center also ranked as the number one hospital in the Richmond region and as one of the top hospitals in Virginia (No. 2).
U.S. News & World Report ranks children’s hospitals and specialties separately. These rankings were released earlier in the year. Two of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU specialties ranked in the top 50 nationally; Nephrology (No. 41) and Pulmonology (No. 43).
What it is
U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across specialty areas, procedures and conditions. The publication’s methodologies include an expert opinion component, as well as objective measures such as patient survival rates and the number of times a procedure is performed. Hospital-wide infection rates and adequacy of nurse staffing are also included in the analysis.
U.S. News & World Report evaluates more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide, and ranked 158 of them in one or more specialty area for 2018-19. The report evaluates hospital performance in 16 specialty areas, and focuses on identifying hospitals that excel in treating particularly complex patients.
The Best Hospitals rankings was produced by U.S. News & World Report with the support of RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, NC.
VCU Medical Center 2018-19 Hospital Ranking Details
- No. 1 in Richmond metro area (for the eighth consecutive year)
- No. 2 in Virginia (tied for No. 3 in 2017/18; No. 2 in 2016/17) – improved one spot
Adult Specialty Rankings (twice as many nationally ranked specialties compared to last year)
- No. 20 Urology (not previously ranked) – new ranking
- No. 25 Diabetes and Endocrinology (not previously ranked) – new ranking
- No. 32 (two-way tie) Nephrology (No. 49 in 2017/18) – improved 17 spots
- No. 34 Orthopedics (No. 42 in 2017/18) – improved eight spots
High performing in:
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
Through Vision by Design, we develop services and patient experiences that meet the needs of our communities. Our valued team members help us every step of the way.
Achieving top performance and caring for the Commonwealth are strategic priorities for our organization. Cerner, our health information technology system, is one tool that we use to help achieve our strategic priorities.
Two years ago, Information Systems (IS) launched the Cerner Coach Program to develop a collaborative relationship with clinicians and advance Cerner adoption, which promotes effective, efficient and safe patient care. To date, 100 Cerner Coaches have committed to training their peers and acting as contacts for questions and issue resolution.
To honor the veteran coaches and encourage new coaches to join the team, IS will host the following celebrations:
|October 1||8:30 – 10 a.m.||The Learning Center|
|October 3||10:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.||The Learning Center|
|October 10||10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.||The Care Building, CMH|
Interested in learning more about the Cerner Coach Program or becoming a Coach? Contact us at CernerCoach@vcuhealth.org!
Our Vision by Design framework directs us to develop services and patient experiences that meet the needs of our communities.
Vision by Design guides us to develop services and patient experiences that meet the needs of our communities.
Beginning in September, HRIS will distribute monthly reports to managers reflecting non-employees whose end-dates are within the next 60 days.
Managers are asked to promptly review the monthly reports and make the appropriate changes.
- Changes to end dates can be made in MSS. End dates cannot exceed one year from the date of change.
- Non-employee team members who are no longer employed here should be terminated in MSS.
The monthly reports will include the following information:
- Employee Number
- Supervisor Name
- Accounting Unit Information
- Job Code and Title
- Last Hire date
- End date
- Requisition Number
For details about how to make these updates in MSS, please check HR4U and search “non-employees” in the HR Library. Additional questions can be answered by calling HR4U at 628-HR4U (4748).