2015: Tufts Medical Center named 5-Star Hospital for superior quality and performance

In 2015, Tufts MC was the only medical center in New England to receive prestigious designation

Tufts Medical Center is proud to have recently earned one of the University HealthSystem Consortium’s (UHC) top honors for superior quality and performance.

The UHC is a organization that serves more than 5,200 health system members and affiliates as well as 118,000 non-acute health care customers. It is dedicated to leading health care innovation, creating knowledge and fostering collaboration.

UHC named Tufts MC a 5-Star Hospital for our performance in their yearly Quality and Accountability Study, and presented us with a Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. Only 13 of 102 academic medical centers in the country received 5 stars and the quality award in 2015. We are the only medical center in New England to receive this prestigious distinction. The other hospitals that won the award are listed below.

What being a 5-Star hospital means for you

Learn about the 5 star award that Tufts Medical Center in Boston won for quality and results. Receiving this award is a great honor for Tufts Medical Center because it is based on hard data that recognizes the outstanding work we have been doing to serve our patients.

While other awards are based on name awareness and the number of votes an organization receives, the UHC Quality and Accountability Study provides an in-depth look into the practices and results at our medical center. The study carefully reviews data on our mortality, safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, efficiency and equity in care.

We believe that our performance in this study is an acknowledgement of the hard work that members of your care team – physicians, nurses, quality and safety professionals, infection control staff, technicians, environmental services and many others – put in every day to ensure that you have the best possible experience in our hospital.

Learn more about the work our team is doing every day to ensure that we provide the safest and best experience possible when you visit Tufts Medical Center in Boston >

In addition to Tufts MC, the five-star honorees include: 
  • NYU Langone Medical Center 
  • Rush University Medical Center 
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester 
  • Emory University Hospital 
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital 
  • University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth) 
  • University of Utah Health Care 
  • Houston Methodist Hospital 
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 
  • Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center 
  • Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak 
  • The University of Kansas Hospital Authority