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. “I’m inspired by the meaningful focus we have on providing superior quality healthcare. Our performance in this area earns us the opportunity to serve growing patient demands, and we must continually raise the bar on expectations and outcomes.” — Edward Sim, Executive Vice President, UHS, and President, Acute Care Division
Acute Care Quality
With its clinical leadership and expertise and an unwavering commitment to excellence, the UHS Acute Care division is raising the bar in quality patient care and transforming the patient experience, ensuring it remains at the center of the healthcare delivery model.
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.
Investing in advanced technology and exploring new treatment options with the goal of improving patient care and patient safety.
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.
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.
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.