UC Health Top 10 Achievements in 2015

Top 10 2015 Achievements

10. UC Medical Center and West Chester Hospital were honored by The Joint Commission, the organization that accredits and certifies the vast majority of U.S. hospitals. They were each named as “Top Performers” for excellence in care for heart, pneumonia and surgical patients.

9. West Chester Hospital and UC Medical Center received 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® recognition from The Joint Commission, an accreditor of U.S. health care programs. Both are recognized in the Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

8. West Chester Hospital received verification as a Level III Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

7. UC Medical Center was designated a “Five Star Hospital” through the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program. This voluntary breastfeeding designation program was developed by the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health to recognize centers for their promotion and support of breastfeeding. A five-star rating is the highest a hospital can achieve.

6. West Chester Hospital’s new maternity services unit opened with much fanfare and community interest, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community open house. Projections for total births have been exceeded, and to date, well over 350 babies have been welcomed into the world at West Chester Hospital.

5. UC Medical Center received formal approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing and the Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium for operation of its heart transplant program. This approval adds yet one more advanced therapy to the list of medical and mechanical heart therapies offered through the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute.

4. For our commitment to the use of digital technology in health care, UC Medical Center was named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Most Connected Hospitals.”

3. For the fourth consecutive year, West Chester Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from health care ratings organization Healthgrades®. The award places West Chester Hospital among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation recognized by Healthgrades® for demonstrating outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital stay or visit.

2. West Chester Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award, recognizing our commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

1. Together with Air Care and Mobile Care, UC Medical Center formed a new OB/Mobile Care high-risk transport team. This first-of-its-kind in the region program will improve communication between transferring hospitals and UC Medical Center and promotes the safe, quality care of high-risk obstetrics patients.

Laying the Foundation for a Healthier 2016

UC Health began work in 2015 on two locations that will bring advanced care and innovation to the region in 2016.

  • Installation of equipment at the new Proton Therapy Center in Liberty Township brings the area one step closer to being one of the few locations in the world to offer a unique form of radiotherapy. The Center, a partnership between UC Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is expected to begin patient care in late 2016.
  • Our UC Neuroscience Institute launched a $123 million project that will include a new world-class outpatient facility for people with the most challenging neurologic and psychiatric diseases. The Institute’s efforts will expand research programs, recruit additional world-class physicians and researchers, support new training fellowships and expand community-wide programming.



*List is not is order of significance.

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