Acute Care

Providing care, innovation and hope

Since acquiring our first acute care hospital in 1979, we have delivered superior quality care, striving to be the preferred provider in the markets we serve. “Delivering clinical excellence to our communities differentiates us in each market – it is what drives us on a daily basis. We have a talented, dedicated team, true Healthcare Heroes who persevered through the myriad challenges related to the pandemic and remained focused on our mission and purpose – delivering high quality healthcare to more patients in our served markets.”Marvin G. Pember, Executive Vice President, UHS, and President, Acute Care Division

6 states and Washington, D.C.
28 hospitals
32K+ employees

Mission Critical Attributions

Being a Leader

Bringing new hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician alliance groups and urgent care centers to communities we serve so we can deliver care to more people.

Bringing Innovation

Investing in advanced technology and exploring new treatment options with the goal of improving patient care and patient safety.

By Partnering

Exploring joint ventures and other partnering opportunities with academic and not-for-profit hospital systems to share our expertise and establish destinations for care in the communities we serve.

By Compassion

Treating patients like they are members of our own families so we can deliver better, more compassionate care.


Range of Services

UHS’ Acute Care Division is comprised of hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, and ambulatory centers across six states and the District of Columbia.

Breadth of Services

UHS Acute Care facilities offer a full continuum of care, ranging from imaging and diagnostic services to primary and specialty care, radiation and surgeries, post-acute care rehabilitation and home health services.


  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACO): UHS established its first ACO in 2014, and has since expanded to seven across the United States. These ACOs have consistently increased cost savings for third-party payers (Medicare), improved quality and been financially beneficial to participating physicians.
  • Integrated Delivery Networks (IDN): With IDNs, patients gain better access to a full range of healthcare services (hospitals, outpatient and ambulatory service offerings) and thus have the opportunity to stay in-network and receive more coordinated care.

Joint Ventures/Partnerships

UHS is continually looking to engage in strategic partnerships that provide patients with convenient access to more services, physicians and locations. Our latest joint ventures/partnerships are with these leading healthcare systems:

In January 2022, we launched Valley Health at Home by BAYADA, a new joint venture partnership and our first in-market with BAYADA. This partnership model, soon to be launched in additional markets, will further expand our integrated care delivery network capabilities into patient homes and strengthen the post-acute continuum of care to meet the increasing demand for in-home services, particularly among the aging population.