Vizient Awards UCSF Health Top Marks for Quality Patient Care

Hospital quality ratings assess safety, equity and effectiveness in hospitals nationwide.

By Jess Berthold

Vizient Inc. has named UCSF Health as a Top Performer for its high-quality patient care in the 2023 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking.

This is the second year in a row that Vizient has recognized UCSF Health as a leader in health care quality. This year, UCSF Health ranked seventh among comprehensive academic medical centers out of 116 medical centers that were evaluated in that cohort and 784 that the health care performance improvement company assessed overall.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do. This ranking is a testament to the talent and dedication of all UCSF Health team members.”

Suresh Gunasekaran, President and CEO of UCSF Health

“This is the highest ranking our health system has achieved from Vizient, and it’s especially meaningful since it is based on objective measures of the care we provide and compares us with our peers,” said Suresh Gunasekaran, president and chief executive officer of UCSF Health. “Patients are at the heart of everything we do. This ranking is a testament to the talent and dedication of all UCSF Health team members.”

The ranking is among several leading third-party assessments that recognize UCSF Health’s leadership in quality, safety and excellence in care. UCSF Health received an “A” safety rating, the highest grade, for its hospitals at Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay in The Leapfrog Group’s most recent reviews, and a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for its quality of care. UCSF Medical Center is consistently named among the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved the gold standard “Magnet recognition” for nursing excellence for more than a decade.

“UCSF Health is thrilled to be a Vizient Top Performer,” said Amy Lu, MD, UCSF Health Chief Quality Officer. “This recognition reflects UCSF Health’s unwavering commitment to improving quality, safety and equity for all populations.”

Vizient conducts a yearly Quality and Accountability Ranking that measures safety, effectiveness, equity, efficiency, mortality and patient-centeredness in care. The ranking includes data from the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey and the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network.

About UCSF Health: UCSF Health is recognized worldwide for its innovative patient care, reflecting the latest medical knowledge, advanced technologies and pioneering research. It includes the flagship UCSF Medical Center, which is a top-ranked specialty hospital, as well as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians and the UCSF Faculty Practice. These hospitals serve as the academic medical center of the University of California, San Francisco, which is world-renowned for its graduate-level health sciences education and biomedical research. UCSF Health has affiliations with hospitals and health organizations throughout the Bay Area. Visit Follow UCSF Health on Facebook or on Twitter.