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Quality & Safety

At UVA, delivering the highest-quality, most advanced and safest healthcare to our patients is our top priority. That’s why we never stop striving to make our best better.

As a leading healthcare institution, our goal is to be the safest place in America to receive care and to work, because patient and team member safety is essential to providing the best healthcare.

We believe being open about our progress is important to achieving our goals for safety and excellence. In this section, we present a broad range of information about how we’re performing, including data that goes beyond what you can find in outside resources that report on the quality of hospitals.

How We Measure Quality

To become the safest place to receive care and to work, UVA launched Be Safe in 2014. We are closely monitoring and working to improve the following measures:

In addition to the indicators above, we also publicly report these additional quality measures:

 

Accredited by The Joint Commission

UVA is accredited by The Joint Commission, whose mission is to continuously improve healthcare for the public by evaluating healthcare organizations. To earn and maintain accreditation, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission team at least every three years.

A Major Academic Medical Center

UVA is a major academic medical center tasked with advancing medical understanding, as well as training doctors in highly specialized skills.

Our doctors work in teams to diagnose and treat patients, coordinate care and share information. Patients benefit from the combined knowledge of a team of experts rather than just one expert.

Even among academic medical centers, UVA is a leader, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top hospitals.

How We Measure Up

The resources below compare quality indicators at different hospitals across the country.