National Awards
UNC Hospitals, Rex, Pardee recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings
Overall, 10 specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Rex Hospital and Pardee Hospital were also included in the 2015-16 rankings.
UNC and Rex CFOs named in '150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know'
Chris Ellington, Executive Vice President and CFO of UNC Hospitals, and Bernadette Spong, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Rex Healthcare, are both included in the 2015 edition of "150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know."
Dr. Robert Sandler receives the Julius Friedenwald Medal
This award was established in 1941 to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to the American Gastronterological Association and has made lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. This is the highest honor bestowed upon an AGA member.
Dr. Susan Henning receives AGA's Distinguished Mentor Award
Established by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in 2004, the Distinguished Mentor Award recognizes two individuals each year for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.
Three UNC School of Medicine faculty awarded PCORI contracts
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded contracts totaling more than $12 million to Michael Kappelman, Kelli Allen and Donna Evon. The largest of the three awards, to Dr. Kappelman, is a 5-year, $8 million contract to compare the effectiveness of two drug therapies in the treatment of Crohn’s disease in children.
UNC Health Care affiliates ranked highly in first-ever Hospital Compare star ratings
Chatham Hospital is one of only three in North Carolina to receive five stars. Four other UNC Health Care affiliates received four stars. In addition, Becker's Hospital Review named UNC Hospitals as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015.
Clinical Research Forum selects genomic analysis as top 10 research achievement
A cancer genomics study led by UNC Lineberger researchers and other scientists involved in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, a National Cancer Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute-backed effort to create a comprehensive atlas of the genetic changes in cancer, was selected as one of the top 10 clinical research achievements of the year.
School of Medicine ranks 7th for primary care A diverse panel of 15 physicians and specialists advised Business Insider on the top medical schools for primary care training based on their opinions and experience. The UNC School of Medicine ranked 7th on this prestigious list.
UNC Health Care named on Forbes list of 'America's Best Employers'
UNC Health Care is ranked No. 50 on a new Forbes magazine list: America's Best Employers 2015.
UNC team receives American Society of Health-System Pharmacy Best Practices Award
A team from the UNC Internal Medicine Clinic and UNC Family Medicine Center were one of six teams to be selected for this national award.
UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine
Roth’s research to create innovative tools for neuroscientists and discover potential targets for therapeutics has earned him one of the highest honors in the field of medicine.
Sullivan awarded 2014 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research
UNC’s Dr. Patrick F. Sullivan is one of two researchers nationwide to receive the award.
UNC Health Care receives 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from Department of Defense
UNC Health Care receives nation’s highest honor for supporting Guard and Reserve employees.
UNC School of Medicine awarded $6 million grant for Better Back Care program
The award is part of the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards, which are funding grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs. The Better Back Care program will be directed by Casazza and Amy Shaheen, MD, an associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine.
UNC Hospitals, Rex, High Point Regional recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings
Overall, 11 specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Rex Hospital and High Point Regional Hospital were also included in the 2014-15 rankings.
N.C. Children's Hospital named one of “America’s Best”
This marks the seventh consecutive year that UNC Hospitals has been ranked among the nation’s preeminent pediatric facilities by U.S. News Media Group.
Sandler receives Distinguished Mentor Award from AGA
The Distinguished Mentor Awards, given by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), recognizes individuals for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.
UNC’s MD-MPH program receives Outstanding Educational Program Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
The APTP award honors innovative programs, departments or academic institutions for their involvement in advancing undergraduate or graduate medical education in prevention and public health and encouraging students’ interest in the discipline.
Loeser to receive OARSI Basic Science Research Award
Dr. Richard F. Loeser Jr. will receive the award April 24 at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress in Paris, France.
UNC Hospitals named one of "100 Great Hospitals in America"
According to Becker's Hospital Review, "Hospitals included on the list are home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and are stalwarts of their communities, serving as academic hubs or local mainstays."
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