UC Medical Center Named Rising Star by National Consortium

University of Cincinnati Medical Center has been selected as a 2015 Rising Star award winner by University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC).

The award, given Thursday, Oct. 1, during UHC’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla., recognizes UC Medical Center for its significant improvement in its year-over-year ranking in UHC’s annual Quality and Accountability Study.

The Quality and Accountability Study identifies exemplary performance in safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity of care.

In the 2015 study, UC Medical Center ranked No. 19, placing it among the top 25 percent of ranked institutions. In 2014, it was ranked near the 50th percentile.

“We’re proud of our improvement across UHC’s measures and we see this award as recognition of our initial efforts to improve the care we provide,” says UC Health Chief Medical Officer William Hurford, MD. “It motivates us to redouble our system-wide efforts to continuously improve our ability to provide safe, effective and efficient care to our patients.”

About UHC

UHC, the alliance of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, and VHA, the national health care network of not-for-profit hospitals, have combined to form the largest member-owned health care company in the country. The combined organization serves more than 5,200 health system members and affiliates as well as 118,000 non-acute health care customers. Members range from independent, community-based health care organizations to large, integrated systems and academic medical centers.

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