UNC Hospitals Included on U.S. News’ List of “Best Regional Hospitals for Equitable Access”

UNC Hospitals Included on U.S. News’ List of “Best Regional Hospitals for Equitable Access”

UNC Hospitals is one of 53 nationwide lauded for providing high-quality care to underserved populations.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – UNC Hospitals is one the country’s top hospitals for improving care and outcomes for underserved communities and populations, according to a new ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine included UNC Hospitals on its inaugural list of Best Regional Hospitals for Equitable Access. UNC Hospitals is one of only 53 hospitals nationwide, and one of four in North Carolina, to earn the recognition.

“We are proud of our teammates and physicians for their work every day to provide excellent care for all patients, regardless of their background,” said Janet Hadar, president of UNC Hospitals. “Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all North Carolinians and we take that very seriously.”

The new accolade and corresponding hospitals were revealed June 6 at an exclusive event in Washington, “The State of Equity in America.” U.S. News convened thought leaders from business, government, health, education and other sectors for a day of solutions-oriented dialogue on erasing disparities in America.

“U.S. News’ recognition of the Best Regional Hospitals for Equitable Access highlights the important and necessary work hospitals are doing to improve care for underserved communities,” said Tavia Binger, senior health data analyst at U.S. News. “This positive representation of community hospitals’ dedication to equitable access across 26 states is promising. However, this recognition also underscores the need for continued focus on prioritizing health care among vulnerable populations who may face numerous social and economic challenges in receiving care.”

U.S. News’ analysis of all current Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. identified 53 hospitals in 26 states achieving excellent outcomes among disadvantaged communities. While the institutions named below are not the only U.S. hospitals providing access to socioeconomically vulnerable populations, the following hospitals do provide certain vulnerable populations with substantial access to high quality care.



About UNC Health

UNC Health is a state entity and an affiliated enterprise of the University of North Carolina system, comprised of 15 hospitals, 19 hospital campuses and more than 900 clinics along with the clinical patient care programs of the UNC School of Medicine (SOM). It exists to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others we serve and to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina SOM. UNC Health provided more than $800 million in Uncompensated Charity Care during the past five years. Our hospitals have received numerous awards and recognition for quality care, patient safety, and the overall patient experience.

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