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Two Emory hospitals ranked in top 10 nationally for quality

The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an organization comprising most of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, ranked Emory University Hospital second and Emory University Hospital Midtown third in the 2013 national Quality Leadership Awards.

The rankings honor top performers in UHC’s Quality and Accountability Study, which rates performance in the areas of mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient centeredness, and efficiency.

The UHC rankings are considered the most rigorous and non-biased in health care. This is the second consecutive year that these two hospitals have been ranked by UHC in the top 10, and Emory Healthcare is the only system with two hospitals in the top-10 rank.

“Emory Healthcare [EHC] has been on a journey to redefine the quality of care and service we provide to our patients,” says John Fox, president and CEO of EHC. “These national rankings are indicative of our leading improvements in reducing mortality and infection rates and many other quality, safety, and service indicators that go into this overall ranking algorithm.”

“One of the highest forms of recognition for an academic medical center is to be deemed a national leader in quality among peer institutions,” says William Bornstein, chief quality and medical officer for EHC. “We have been successful by instilling a culture of commitment to quality, safety, and service across the entire organization, and because of this we are able to perform more effectively for our patients and families.”

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