CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UHC named the 2015 recipients of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2015 in Orlando, Fla. The award recognizes academic medical centers that have made significant improvements in their year-over-year rankings in UHC’s annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness, and equity of care.
The UHC Rising Star winners are:
- Temple University Hospital
- UC Health – University of Cincinnati Medical Center
- UT Southwestern Medical Center William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
“UHC applauds these organizations for their outstanding efforts in continuous quality improvement and accountability,” said Julie Cerese, senior vice president, Performance Improvement. “Rising Stars are recognized for achieving both top-quartile performance and significant year-over-year improvement.”
The UHC Quality and Accountability Study, begun in 2005, was designed to help academic medical centers identify structures and practices that are associated with high performance in patient care quality and safety.
The UHC Annual Conference 2015 in Orlando, Fla, was attended by nearly 2,000 people, including health care professionals from more than 200 UHC member organizations.
Effective April 1, 2015, VHA, the national health care network of not-for-profit hospitals, and UHC, the alliance of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, merged to form the largest member-owned health care company in the country. The combined organization includes Novation, the health care services company already jointly owned by VHA and UHC. The new entity is dedicated to leading health care innovation, creating knowledge, and fostering collaboration to help members thrive.