UHC 2009 Quality Leadership
University Hospitals Case Medical Center Earns Prestigious National Award for Excellence in Delivering High-Quality Care One of Five Academic Medical Centers to Win UHC 2009 Quality Leadership
UH Case Medical Center is one of five academic medical centers in the nation to receive the 2009 Quality Leadership Award from the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). The prestigious award is given to teaching hospitals that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality care, as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study conducted annually since 2005.
Ninety-three member hospitals were ranked by UHC, a national organization representing more than 90 percent of the nation’s nonprofit academic medical centers. UHC’s distinctive study measured hospitals’ performance using the Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care – safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and patient centeredness.
“We are proud of this extraordinary achievement which reflects University Hospitals’ ongoing commitment to quality and safety for our patients,” said Fred C. Rothstein, MD, President of UH Case Medical Center. “This is an exceptional recognition when you consider that academic medical centers across the country participated in the survey. We are pleased that the excellence of our health care providers and staff was recognized by this prestigious organization of peer institutions.”