UAB Hospital, the flagship hospital of the UAB Health System, is the eighth-largest hospital in the nation, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. The hospital has 1,207 beds.
“As the University of Alabama at Birmingham continues to make record-breaking strides in all pillars of our mission, we are proud to be ranked for the first time among the nation’s top 10 largest and most prestigious hospitals in America,” said UAB President Ray Watts, M.D.
In addition to the top 10 ranking, UAB has achieved other recognitions throughout the year.
It was named the best hospital in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report for 2021, highlighting adult specialties ranked among the best in the nation.
It was recognized for its care by Vizient Quality and Accountability Scorecard, coming in at no. 11 among academic medical centers.
“UAB Hospital has not only grown in size. We have also experienced significant growth in the number of patients we serve and the quality of world-class care we deliver,” said UAB Hospital CEO Anthony Patterson.
The system is also home to some of the state’s leading specialty programs. The Comprehensive Transplant Institute serves as the state’s leading organ transplant program. The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is designated for its cutting-edge treatment by the National Cancer Institute. It is home to the state’s only Proton Therapy Center and it is the state’s only American College of Surgeons-designated Adult Level 1 Trauma Center.
In addition, it is the only hospital in Alabama to received Magnet Nursing Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, having received the designation five consecutive times.