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Awards & Honors

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

American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award® 

UNC Medical Center was recognized for its 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.

American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize

UNC Medical Center 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.

American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition

UNC Medical Center 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 for Critical Care Excellence

The American Association of Critical Care Nurses recognizes UNC's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), and the Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU) for representing extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families. Only 315 of the estimated 6,000 intensive care units in the United States have earned this 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.

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.

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.

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. Read more about the NCQA.

National Patient Safety Foundation

The N.C. Children's Hospital participates in the Family Alert Initiative.

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. Read more about the National Quality Forum.


U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals 2014-2015

Two adult medical specialties offered at UNC Medical Center rank among the top 50 programs of their kind nationwide in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-2015 publication of America's Best Hospitals.

U.S. News & World Report: Best Regional Hospitals 2014-2015

UNC Medical Center is ranked the #3 hospital in the Raleigh-Durham metro area by U.S. News & World Report in the 2014-2015 publication.

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