Patients are our top priority

We’re determined to be compassionate and responsive to the needs of those in our care. Our goal is to provide superior quality healthcare for patients in our acute care and behavioral health facilities.

Earning accreditation from The Joint Commission is choosing to pursue a commitment to excellence across the spectrum of care.

UHS has a longstanding, independently validated and evidence-based record of providing quality healthcare services to patients and their families. Proudly, in our more than 40-year history, no UHS facility has failed to be accredited or re-accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) or Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the nation’s highest healthcare standards-setting organizations whose rigorous clinical assessment protocols are widely respected throughout the healthcare industry.

An accreditation or certification of a UHS hospital or program by TJC indicates that the facility not only complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care, but also is committed to continually improving patient care.

Learn more about the significance of these distinctions →

Similarly, a CARF accreditation represents a service provider’s commitment to continually  improving services, encouraging feedback and serving the community.

Learn more about the CARF accreditation process →

Uncompromised standards

Since opening our first hospital in 1979, providing superior quality care has been the cornerstone of UHS’ Mission and Principles.