History and By-laws
On October 7, 1952, the Employee Coordinating Committee met for the first time as a way to improve communication between hospital employees and administration. For 20 years it was known as ECC until department representatives unanimously voted to change the name to Employee Council in July 1972.
Today, the formal name of the Council is the UVA Medical Center
Employee Council to reflect its role as part of the UVA Health System
and to differentiate it from other councils by indicating that it
represents the hospital or Medical Center employees and its patients.
The UVA Medical Center Employee Council meets the second Thursday of
each month to enhance Medical Center services by representing the ideas
and concerns of Medical Center staff and customers through direct
communication and active problem solving with administration and