May 08, 2018

UAB Hospital again named one of America’s best

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uab hospital 2017UAB Hospital has been listed on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2018 list of 100 Great Hospitals in America. UAB is the only hospital in Alabama to make the annual list published by Becker’s Healthcare, a leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for health care industry leaders.

According to Becker’s, the hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction. These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties. The list also includes industry innovators that have sparked trends in health care technology, hospital management and patient satisfaction.

Becker’s 100 Great Hospitals website describes UAB Hospital as a 1,157-bed hospital associated with UAB Medicine. The hospital boasts the only American College of Surgeons-designated level 1 adult trauma center in Alabama. In addition to its trauma center, UAB Hospital’s emergency department includes 32 medical-surgical beds and nine urgent care beds. The hospital earned the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of best hospitals in Alabama.

“This designation is a testament to our faculty and staff, who every day exemplify what it means and what it takes to be a national leader in health care,” said Will Ferniany, Ph.D., CEO of the UAB Health System. “UAB is a leader in research, clinical care and medical education, which are the building blocks for making a truly outstanding hospital. Every person who touches UAB Medicine in any way can take pride in this designation.”

Becker’s Healthcare selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades, and Truven Health Analytics. Organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list.

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