Moving On Up – Emory Healthcare Continues to Deliver on Quality Promise

Best Hospitals Quality 2013As a friend of Emory Healthcare, you’ve likely been following our road to better deliver quality patient care. In 2006, we challenged ourselves to land in the University HealthSystem Consortium’s (UHC) top 10 ranking. In 2012, we met our goal as Emory University Hospital (combined with Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital) ranked number two and Emory University Hospital Midtown ranked number six. Today, we’re proud to announce that our journey didn’t stop there. Once again the only health care system in the nation to have two hospitals in the top 10 UHC simultaneously, Emory Healthcare congratulates Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown for ranking second and third, respectively!

A top ranking by UHC means more than just great care. Since UHC ranks only academic medical centers that typically treat more complex patients than most hospitals, making their top ten list of the 101 participants reflects the ultimate assessment of organizational performance in setting the standard in quality and safety. Essentially, they’re comparing apples to apples. As a patient, you can pick the best place for your family while resting assured that you’re receiving the highest quality care. We’re quite proud to be listed among our peer institutions from all over the country who also are committed to keeping Americans healthy by providing quality care.

As with any major achievement, this initiative has taken a lot of persistence, planning, creative thinking and most of all – teamwork. As our new brand states, “We’re all in this together.” And, nothing is a better demonstration of this than our UHC rankings.
And, while recognition is pretty nice, what matters most to us is that as our patient, you know that:
UHC Hospital Quality Leadership Award

  • Emory Healthcare lives a patient- and family-centered care approach. When you walk into an Emory facility, you can count on receiving top quality patient care.
  • Every single patient who enters our hospital and clinic doors is treated like a VIP.
  • Success is measured in the number of lives we save.
  • As a patient, you will have less time in a hospital bed and more time at home with your family.

At Emory Healthcare, we’re passionate about keeping you and your family healthy. Thank you for giving us that opportunity.

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  • Susan Canale

    I have been a patient in the Emory Healthcare system for several years…The Hospital healthcare is the best….You cannot find any finer doctors or facilities…..I always recommend Emory to other people I meet

  • Ray P.

    As I read this article (Moving On Up) I thought to myself, “they really are living up to their promise and this is not just marketing material”. That’s a pretty high compliment from someone who has lectured on the topic of Total Quality Management during my career.

    Most of us don’t look forward to our doctor or hospital visits that are typically filled with apprehension. We are out of our element and in yours. It is truly important that healthcare professionals NEVER become complacent about their work despite the pressures of their work and challenges in their own personal lives. Emory seems definitely on the right track in this area. While it is a constant challenge to keep people engaged and passionate every single day, it is a battle well worth fighting. The rewards for both staff and patients alike are huge. Keep your passion. Keep your dedication.

    Best wishes and many thanks to ALL the staff at Emory Johns Creek who I encountered during my visit. Please pass this comment on to everyone from the receptionist at the front desk to the Procedure Room staff.