Top 10 in Quality for 13 Years Running

For 13 consecutive years, Vizient Inc. has ranked University of Utah Health in the nation’s top 10 for quality health care among leading academic medical centers. U of U Health achieved the No. 7 ranking in the nation in 2022. 

The Quality Leadership Award recognizes academic medical centers for demonstrating superior quality and safety performance as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study. The study measures superior performance based on the Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient centeredness.

Top 10 in Ambulatory Care for 8 Years Running

U of U Health has also ranked in the top 10 in the nation for ambulatory care for eight consecutive years, ranking No. 6 in 2022. The Vizient Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award measures the quality of outpatient care in five domains: access to care, capacity and throughput, quality and efficiency, continuum of care, and equity.

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2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital Rankings

For the ninth consecutive year, University of Utah Hospital was ranked No. 1 in Utah and in the Salt Lake City metro area and John A. Moran Eye Center ranked No. 10 in the nation for ophthalmology care. Additionally, U of U Health is nationally ranked No. 33 for cancer care and No. 50 for rehabilitation care.

In 2022-2023 U.S. News Best Hospitals ranked hospitals in the U.S. in 15 adult specialties as well as recognized hospitals by state, metro and regional areas for their work in 20 more widely performed procedures and conditions. Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed and 30,000 physicians surveyed, only 164 hospitals ranked in at least one of the specialties.

U.S. News & World Report also rated U of U Health “high performing” in 19 adult specialties and procedures/conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • COPD
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Kidney Disease
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Ovarian Cancer Surgery
  • Pneumonia
  • Prostate Cancer Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Uterine Cancer Surgery

Other Awards & Recognition

2022 NRC Health Consumer Loyalty Award

U of U Health is one of 100 hospitals nationwide to receive a 2022 Consumer Loyalty Award, and one of only 10 Consumer Loyalty “Best in Class” award winners. Recipients were selected from NRC Health’s national market insights study, which polled more than 310,000 consumers across the U.S. from April 2021 to March 2022. To qualify for the list, an organization had to secure at least 150 top-of-mind mentions from customers in the survey.



2022 Forbes Best Employer for Diversity

In 2022, Forbes named University of Utah Health one of the best employers for diversity. Forbes and Statista surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees to pinpoint the companies they identified as most dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. U of U Health ranks 41st out of 500 recognized organizations in the nation, up from 98th in 2021. U of U Health is also the only health care provider from the state of Utah to receive the designation.


2022 LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader Designation

Healthcare equality index LGBTQ+ leaderUniversity of Utah Hospital, Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, University Orthopaedic Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Huntsman Mental Health Institute received an
evaluation of 100 and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index
(HEI). The HEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients,
visitors, and employees. A record 906 health care facilities actively participated in the 2022 HEI survey and 496 of those earned an “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): 5-Star Quality Rating, Top Medicare Rating

CMS 2021 five star facility

In its annual quality rankings of hospitals, CMS awarded University of Utah Hospital five out of five stars. CMS’s Hospital Compare ranking shows University of Utah Hospital performing above the national average in safety of care and readmission rates.




2022 Fortune/Merative Top Teaching Hospital

Ranked No. 7 among the nation’s 15 top major teaching hospitals. The organizations on this year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent those that held up best against the pandemic’s ongoing stress test. The 2,650 U.S. hospitals evaluated achieved better results than peer institutions on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health.

Digital Health Most Wired for 9 Years Running

For the ninth consecutive year, University of Utah Hospital was recognized among CHIME Healthcare's Digital Health Most Wired Hospitals for effectively applying core and advanced technologies into its clinical and business programs. In 2022, the hospital earned a Level 10 achievement certification for acute and ambulatory care.


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