UAB Hospital has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review among the 2014 “100 Great Hospitals in America,” a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation.
Hospitals included on the list are home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care, and are stalwarts of their communities, serving as academic hubs or local mainstays.
“Patients come to UAB Hospital from our local communities, throughout Alabama, across the country and around the world,” said UAB Medicine COO Reid Jones. “We are pleased that the Becker’s Hospital Review has included us in this prestigious group. Our physicians and staff strive to provide the highest-quality care to the patients we serve. Guided by our strategic plan, we are working to be among the most preferred academic medical centers in the country.”
Consistently listed among the top medical centers in the country and the only Birmingham hospital included in the list, UAB Hospital is the largest hospital in Alabama and third-largest public hospital in the nation. Its landscape includes the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, a “superclinic” for outpatient care, and it sits among major research centers and serves as a model in design innovation for hospitals of the future. A Magnet-designated Center of Excellence, UAB Hospital is also ranked annually as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Becker’s Hospital Review’s editorial team conducted research, considered nominations and evaluated reputable hospital ranking sources, such as U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals, Healthgrades, Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, The Leapfrog Group, and several other resources.
The warning signs of mental illness and addictionA UAB psychologist discusses addiction and recognizing the symptoms of mental illness in adults and children.posted yesterday 445 viewsCoaching program will help family caregivers of cancer patients be healthyNicholas Dionne-Odom, Ph.D., will use a five-year, $935,000 award to research and develop a health-coaching program to support family caregivers for persons with advanced cancer and help them stay healthy and functioning at a high level.posted yesterday 142 viewsLikelihood of widespread Zika outbreak in United States lowHigh mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika virus.posted 2 days ago 799 viewsBail receives American Cancer Society awardThe grant will provide Bail a total of $30,000 of support over two years as she enters the dissertation phase of her studies.posted 2 days ago 176 viewsAvoiding and treating for contact with poisonous plantsWith these tips from UAB Emergency Medicine, know how to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac, protect yourself against allergic reaction, and treat exposed areas.posted 3 days ago 786 viewsProton International and UAB to develop state’s first proton treatment centerThe partnership will bring a highly effective and precise alternative to traditional radiation therapy for treating cancer and some noncancerous tumors, without many of the side effects that often accompany treatment.posted 4 days ago 1806 viewsEducational forum for myelodysplastic syndromes patients and families set for June 25A workshop is set to provide information and resources for MDS patients and families June 25.posted 16 days ago 896 viewsIn-hospital mobility program proves successful for patients’ posthospital functionA UAB study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows patients’ mobility while hospitalized helps maintain daily activity in older adults.posted 16 days ago 2365 viewsIn human clinical trial, UAB to test diet’s effect on ovarian cancer patientsMetabolism-based therapies such as the ketogenic diet have the potential to become a valuable adjunct to standard cancer treatment.posted 16 days ago 3190 viewsUAB to open institute for surgical outcomes research honoring John and James KirklinThe new Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes positions UAB as a world leader in improving patient outcomes.posted 21 days ago 7459 viewsUAB joins Lung Association Airways Clinical Research NetworkUAB’s Lung Health Center has joined the prestigious Airways Clinical Research Network established by the American Lung Association.posted 23 days ago 1210 viewsUAB receives cutting-edge robot to diagnose and support treatment of prostate cancerProstate cancer physicians look to provide personalized medicine to prostate cancer patients with a new medical device.posted 23 days ago 2227 viewsZika, pregnancy and microcephaly: What you need to knowA UAB physician provides information on risks, recommendations and effects of Zika virus for pregnant women.posted 28 days ago 4604 viewsNew implantable device available at UAB eases sleep apneaUAB is the first hospital in Alabama to implant a new electrical stimulator to combat sleep apnea and snoring.posted 28 days ago 4231 viewsFinding a primary care physician is an important step for millennialsUAB’s William Curry, M.D., explains the advantages for millennials to find a primary care physician and why it is a necessary step to take for their health.posted 28 days ago 1883 viewsUAB Medicine first in Alabama to publicly report cardiac services dataUAB is the first hospital in Alabama to participate in publicly reporting its data with American College of Cardiology’s Find Your Heart a Home pilot program.posted a while back 1243 viewsUAB developing training program on Ebola for first responders in Deep SouthUAB has received a grant to develop and implement Ebola and infectious disease training to further protect health care and public safety workers.posted a while back 2124 viewsUAB Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $29 million NCI core grantThe UAB Cancer Center has received a $29 million National Cancer Institute renewal grant and is re-designated as “comprehensive” with an outstanding rating as a leader in advancing cancer research and care.posted a while back 2878 viewsBirmingham woman completes year in verapamil-diabetes clinical trialRecruitment for the trial continues as Myers discusses the benefits she received from participating and the knowledge she has gained to take control of her health care.posted a while back 3206 viewsNew study to address issue of low physical activity in African-AmericansSchool of Nursing Assistant Professor Pamela Bowen hopes to address the issue of physical activity in African-Americans in the South through a new study.posted a while back 2122 views