Union Hospital has been ranked as one of the safest hospitals in the nation by HealthGrades. The independent healthcare ratings organization has identified UH as a recipient of its 2012 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Only 263 hospitals across the country have received this designation.
To identify the 2012 recipients HealthGrades analyzed approximately 40 million hospital records from 5,000 hospitals nation wide from 2008-2010. The analysis was conducted using a method developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to calculate event rates for 13 indicators of patient safety. Participation in the HealthGrades study is not voluntary and hospitals cannot choose to opt out of the analysis.