Acute Care

Serving communities with quality care and purpose

We are committed to making profound impact on the communities we serve. Our dedicated and talented teams strive to continually raise the bar on the quality of care and enhance the patient experience. “Our commitment to providing superior quality healthcare is core to UHS’ Mission and differentiates us in our served communities. We must continue to build and strengthen this hallmark of our business so we can continue our pursuit of excellence.”Edward Sim, President, Acute Care Division

6 states and Washington, D.C.
27 hospitals
35K+ 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/Alliances

UHS is continually looking to engage in strategic partnerships that provide patients with convenient access to more services, physicians and locations. Most recently we have joined forces with the following distinguished healthcare leaders:

The January 2022 launch of Valley Health at Home by BAYADA, a joint venture partnership and our first in-market with the home health care provider, has been followed up by the rollout of Manatee Health at Home by BAYADA in Florida. This partnership model further expands our integrated care delivery network capabilities into patient homes and strengthens the post-acute continuum of care to meet the increasing demand for in-home services, particularly among the aging population.