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Awards and Honors

UNC Health Care has been recognized as a leader in quality by the following national organizations:

                          

 
ACTION Registry® - GWTGTM Gold performance Award
This NCDR®  Performance Acheivement Award recognizes participating hospitals that have maintained a rate of performance of 85% or better for eight consecutive quarters, ending quarter four 2010.
 
 
 
     
 
AHA Mission 2012: Lifetime Gold Level Performance Achievement Award
The award recognizes UNC Hospitals' commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients.
 
 
 
     
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American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize
UNC Hospitals was recognized as a finalist for the coveted American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, which recognizes our culture for quality care and our approach to continuous quality improvement.
     
     
ANCC Magnet Designation
 
American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition
UNC Hospitals has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services. UNC Hospitals is one of 378 facilities in the world, and among only 6 percent of all U.S. hospitals, that have earned Magnet designation.
 
 
 
     
Beacon Award
 
Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), and the Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU) have received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses! Only 315 of the estimated 6,000 intensive care units in the United States have earned this award.
 
The award is specifically designated to recognize the nation’s top pediatric, progressive, and adult critical care units across a multitude of hospitals. The recognition itself is priceless, as it represents extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families.
 
 
 
     
CV Award
 
Community Value Leadership Award
UNC Hospitals has been recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals for community value in America by Cleverley + Associates as part of its "Community Value Leadership Awards." UNC Hospitals is one of five North Carolina hospitals to make this list.
Cleverley ranks the top 100 hospitals each year based on its Community Value Index (CVI), which considers financial viability and plant reinvestment; hospital cost structure; hospital charge structure; and hospital quality performance.
 
 
 
     
UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare Given Top Grades for Patient Safety in National Report
 
Hospital Safety Grade
UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare both received "A" grades from a national report that rates hospitals across the country according to how safe their hospital is for the patients. Both UNC and Rex have made an institutional commitment to providing safe and high quality care to their patients.
 
 
 
     
 
Leapfrog Group Top Hospital 2011
UNC Hospitals has been named one of 65 'Top Hospitals' for patient safety and quality. UNC Hospitals is the only hospital in North Carolina that made the Leapfrog Group 2011 Top Hospitals list. 
 
 
 
     
PCMH Award
 
National Committee of Quality Assurance - Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition
The National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized UNC Child and Adolescent General clinic as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The PPC-PCMH standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement. The official NCQA directory of Recognized programs can be accessed here.
 
 
 
     
 PCMH Award
 
National Committee of Quality Assurance - Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition
The Internal Medicine Clinic has been awarded Recognition by the National Committee of Quality Assurance as a Physician Practice Connections - Patient Centered Medical Home. The PPC-PCMH standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement. The official directory of recognized programs can be found here.
     
     
NQCA DPRP
 
NCQA Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP)
The UNC Internal Medicine Clinic, Family Medicine Clinic, Division of Endocrinology and five physicians in our community-based practices have been awarded Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance DPRP. NCQA, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, developed the DPRP, to recognize physicians who have met standards demonstrating delivery of high-quality care to patients with diabetes.
 
 
 
     
Heart Award
 
NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program (AHA/ASA)
Several UNC Heart Center at Meadowmont doctors have been awarded Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. Link to NCQA for more information here.
 
 
 
     
 
National Patient Safety Foundation
The N.C. Children's Hospital participates in the Family Alert Initiative. Read more here.
 
 
 
     
 
National Quality Forum
William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean, UNC School of Medicine and CEO, UNC Health Care serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum (NQF). He is also a past president of the NQF. To read more about the national quality forum, click here.
 
 
 
     
 
The Best Doctors in America 2011-2012
240 UNC physicians were listed in The Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Read more here.
 
 
 
     
TJC Gold Seal 
 
The Joint Commission Accreditation
UNC Hospitals earned accreditation through 2014. UNC Stroke Center earned accreditation through 2010. Learn more about the Stroke Center here.
 
 
 
     
  US News Best Hospitals
 
U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospitals 2012-13 - Three adult medical specialties offered at UNC Hospitals rank among the top 50 programs of their kind nationwide in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 publication of America's Best Hospitals.
  • Gynecology, 34
  • Ear, Nose, Throat, 42
  • Cancer, 43
     
U.S. News & World Report: Best Children's Hospitals 2012-13 - N.C. Children's Hospital is nationally ranked in 10 of the 10 specialities, and in the top 10 for Pediatric Pulmonology. Click here to see a video.
     
     
US News Best Regional Hospitals   U.S. News & World Report: Best Regional Hospitals 2012 - 13- UNC Hospitals is ranked the #2 hospital in the Raleigh-Durham metro area by U.S. News & World Report in the 2012-2013 publication.

 

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