Emory University Hospital – Recognized as Top-Performing Academic Medical Center 5th Year in a Row

The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC®) has presented Emory University Hospital with their Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for the fifth consecutive year!

This award, formerly named the UHC Quality Leadership Award, recognizes top-performing academic medical centers. Emory University Hospital ranked No. 4 in the country among all UHC member institutions that were included in the 2015 Quality and Accountability Study. This is the 5th year in a row that Emory University Hospital has been a top 10 recipient of this award.

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance in quality and safety as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study, which has been conducted since 2005. This study uses the Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care: timeliness, safety, equity, effectiveness, efficiency, and patient centeredness, to structure the analysis criteria. The award was announced at the UHC Annual Conference 2015 on October 1, 2015.

Emory University Hospital Midtown, our other hospital eligible for the UHC rankings, ranked 24 nationally.  Additionally, Emory University Hospital Midtown received UHC’s Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award, ranking No. 4 nationally.

In a new category this year – Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Study and Ranking – Emory Clinic ranked No. 5 nationally.  This award is given to academic medical centers that demonstrated excellence in delivering exceptional outpatient care in the following areas:  access to care, capacity management and throughput, quality and efficiency, continuum of care and equity.

These rankings are made possible by our physicians, nurses, leadership teams and staff that work hard on a daily basis at all of our Emory Healthcare facilities to provide our patients with outstanding patient- and family-centered care each and every day.

Learn more about the UHC Quality and Accountability Study.

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