The University of Utah Health has ranked 10th in the nation for 13 years in a row

The University of Utah Health has ranked 10th in the nation for 13 years in a row

September 22, 2022, 8:00 AM

For the thirteenth year in a row, the University of Utah Health ranks in the top ten nationally in the prestigious 2022 Quality Leadership Award, Vincent Bernard A. Birnbaum.

This year, 650 hospitals from across the country participated in the Vizient Quality and Accountability rating. The rating measures performance on the quality of patient care in terms of safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient focus, and equity. Ranking factors in scales are from the Vizient Clinical Database and include performance in baseline scales data, the HCAHPS survey and the CDC’s National Health Care Safety Network.

The Vizient Quality and Accountability rating helps participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies the structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad range of patient care activities.

In addition to being placed in the top ten list, U of U Health also ranked 6The tenth Nationally in the Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Awards from Vizient. This is the eighth year in a row that U of U Health has ranked in the top ten nationally for quality of ambulatory care.

Recognitions were determined by the Vizient Ambulatory Quality and Accountability Scorecard, which measures data from participating organizations to measure performance in access to care, quality, efficiency, continuity of care, and equity.

“Organizations don’t check – it’s People “Thanks to our team’s hard work and dedication to excellent patient care, this honor distinguishes the people who make U of U Health the nation’s top healthcare institution, as one of the best in the country,” said Michael Good, CEO of U Health in Institutions Responsible for Achievements.

“Our team members have the opportunity to care for people when they are most vulnerable, and they do so with experience, care, compassion and patience,” says Dan Lundergan, CEO of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. “We are proud of these awards, but only because they are proof that if we focus on exemplary work first, the awards come as recognition of our commitment to doing the right things for our patients.


University of Utah Health is the state’s only academic health care system, providing cutting-edge, compassionate care to a referral region that includes 10 percent of the United States, including Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. A hub for health sciences research and education in the region, U of U Health owns a $458 million research institution and trains the majority of Utah’s physicians, including more than 1,460 health care providers each year in the colleges of health, nursing, pharmacy, and dental and medical schools. With more than 20,000 employees, the system includes 12 community clinics and five hospitals: University Hospital, Huntsman Institute for Mental Health, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, University Orthopedic Center, and Craig H. Nielsen Rehabilitation Hospital. For 13 consecutive years, U of U Health has been ranked among the top 10 academic medical centers in the United States in a rigorous study of Vizient Quality and Accountability.

Recognition Awards for Ambulatory Inpatient Arrangement

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