Awards & Accolades
Joint Commission Accreditation
University Hospital has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is a leader in the accreditation and certification of health care organizations. Its seal of approval indicates a hospital meets its high performance standards.
Primary Stroke Center
University Hospital is a primary stroke center certified by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, which accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction in Hip and Knee Replacement
University Hospital is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. This prestigious certification demonstrates an expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients, by meeting objective clinical measures developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations.
Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement provide comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, including total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction in Spine Surgery
University Hospital has been designated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery®. The company gives the designation to health care facilities that demonstrate the highest level of expertise in spinal surgery.
Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement
University Hospital University Hospital was awarded the Disease Specific Care Certification for Orthopedic Joint Replacement by The Joint Commission. Certification requirements for the joint replacement program require three areas of expertise.
- 1. Compliance with consensus-based national standards.
- 2. Effective and consistent use of appropriate, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the hip, knee or shoulder replacement patient population.
- 3. Collection and analysis of a minimum of four performance measures specific to the hip, knee or shoulder replacement patient population.
Professional Research Consultants, Inc
University Hospital has received the Five Star Excellence Award in Emergency Services. In order to obtain this prestigious award, University Hospital’s Emergency Department had to score in the top ten percent of the Professional Research Consultants national client database for the prior calendar year.