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July 26, 2013 - USA Medical Center Ranked No. 1 in Quality Care Report

A recent quality measures report released by the University Health System Consortium (UHC) shows that the University of South Alabama Medical Center is ranked No. 1 in quality of care among 158 university teaching hospitals.

In addition to receiving the No. 1 position in all core composite measures for the 4th quarter of 2012, the USA Medical Center was ranked No. 1 in numerous measures for the entire year, including CMS Appropriate Care Measures, Acute Myocardial Infarction Composite Measures, Heart Failure Composite Measures and Surgical Care Improvement Project Composite Measures.

“Our hospital takes great pride in providing the highest quality of care for our patients,” said Beth Anderson, hospital administrator at USA Medical Center. “These high marks reflect the careful attention to quality of care by both our physicians and staff.”

UHC, formed in 1984 and located in Chicago, is an alliance of 118 academic medical centers and 293 of their affiliated hospitals representing the nation's leading academic medical centers.

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