UHC named Barnes-Jewish Hospital the 2014 recipient of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas. The award recognizes significant improvements in ranking in UHC’s annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, and equity of care.
“As the recipient of the UHC Rising Star Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital exhibits the ethos of continuous quality improvement and accountability that is needed to deliver outstanding patient care in today’s health care system,” said Irene M. Thompson, UHC’s president and chief executive officer. “The fact that this organization was selected from a group of more than 100 academic medical centers is a true testament to its focus on improving quality and patient safety.”
The UHC Quality and Accountability Study was designed to help academic medical centers identify structures and practices that are associated with high performance in quality and safety.