UVA Health System

Coronavirus case numbers continue to rise in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties.
PC: Blue Ridge Health District

On a roll: Health department begins vaccinating non-hospital health care workers

The local vaccine rollout process continues. About a month after the first coronavirus vaccines were shipped to hospitals across the country, Charlottesville’s frontline health care employees who work outside of hospitals are now getting vaccinated. On Monday, the Blue Ridge Health District (formerly known as the Thomas Jefferson Health District) began offering the first dose […]

Though UVA Health System’s furloughs ended over the summer, the hospital is still understaffed. PC: Skyclad Aerial

Stretched thin: Still short-staffed, UVA hospital workers hold out for reinforcements

In May, the University of Virginia Health System sparked public outcry when it placed over 500 employees on furlough, citing millions of dollars in pandemic-related financial losses. Affected staff were out of work for up to three months, and were not paid. Though some feared the staffing cuts would be extended, furloughs—along with pay reductions—finally […]