UF Health has received four stars from the University Healthsystem Consortium, the national alliance of academic medical centers and affiliated hospitals, ranking near the top in overall quality and accountability. UHC, a group of 118 academic medical centers and 299 affiliated hospitals, uses a composite score in six categories — mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient centeredness and efficiency — to rank member hospitals from one to five stars. To receive four stars, organizations must rank near the top in overall quality and accountability performance. Both UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville received four stars.
“Our outstanding results are a testament to the successful collaboration of faculty and staff across the organization and our shared purpose toward reaching our goals,” said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., UF senior vice president for health affairs and president of UF Health. “We place quality patient care at the heart of everything we do, from which excellence in education and research follows. This accomplishment is something we can all celebrate together.”