Departmental Awards, Rankings, and Commendations

Best Doctors UNCH

UNC Urology was listed in the 2016 US News and World Report Rankings as one of the top Urology programs in the nation.  This designation is based upon excellence in the availability of advanced healthcare technologies, the highest ratio of nurses to patients, and outstanding outcomes in terms of patients’ complications and survival.  This is the latest among several national honors and recognitions bestowed on UNC Urology and UNC Health Care in the past several years.

  • The American Hospital Association (AHA) has recognized UNC Hospitals as a finalist for the 2012 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Award. This award demonstrates UNC’s commitment to achieving all six of the Institute of Medicine aims – safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, and equity.

  • In 2013, the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) recognized UNC as one of 37 (out of a total of greater than 500 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals—the only hospital in this group from North Carolina)—that have achieved Meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.  UNC is one of only four major academic medical centers recognized this year, and one of only 10 hospitals in the country to achieve this Meritorious designation for the past two years.  The UNC Urology-specific outcomes were rated “exemplary”—the highest designation—in morbidity, pneumonia, renal failure and surgical site infection rates.  As a participant in ACS NSQIP, UNC is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs efforts to improve patient safety and surgical quality.  ACS NSQIP is the only nationally-validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients.  This program measures the actual surgical results 30 days postoperatively as well as risk-adjusts patient characteristics to compensate for differences among patient populations and acuity levels.

  • In 2013, for the second time in the past three years, UNC Hospitals received the #1 ranking in patient-centeredness in the national University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Quality and Accountability Scorecard.  This achievement is based on a composite ranking of our recent scores on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey

  • UNC Hospital was awarded a top 100 ranking by Cleverly and Associates in its annual Community Value Index (CVI) Leadership Award.  It was only one of four North Carolina hospitals named to the list and the only one from the Triangle.  The CVI was created to provide an assessment of a hospital’s performance in four areas: financial strength and reinvestment, cost of care, pricing, and quality of care.  The CVI is targeted to show that hospitals with low costs and charges can provide a high quality of patient care and operate with a high degree of community value.

  • The Raleigh News & Observer has reported on how the food in our hospital stands out in comparison to other hospitals across the nation