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Honor based on patient safety, mortality and other factors.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – UNC Hospitals has received a 2022 Rising Star award from Vizient, Inc., which honors UNC Hospitals for making significant improvement in its year-over-year rankings and scoring in the top quartile in the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking.

“This recognition is a direct reflection of the dedication of UNC Hospitals’ teammates and physicians,” said UNC Hospitals president Janet Hadar. “Their demonstrated commitment to quality, patient-focused care continues to save and improve the lives of North Carolinians every day.”

Academic medical centers identified as a Rising Star rose at least 20 positions from the prior year in the annual Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking and scored in the top 25 among academic medical centers.

The annual ranking assesses data from participating academic hospitals across the U.S. to measure performance in six domains: patient safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity. UNC Hospitals’ performance is the result of purposeful efforts by its teammates to eliminate complications, reduce mortality and provide the best possible experience for patients and their families.

“We are excited to celebrate UNC Hospitals as a Rising Star for their achievement in quality performance in 2022,” said David Levine, group senior vice president, analytics and data science for Vizient. “Rising Stars demonstrate to their peers that engaging the clinical workforce in the adoption of evidence-based strategies focused on performance improvement yields optimal results.”


About UNC Health

UNC Health is a state entity and an affiliated enterprise of the University of North Carolina system, comprised of 16 hospitals, 20 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. Over the past three years, UNC Health has provided more than $400 million in uncompensated or charity care to the citizens of North Carolina. Our hospitals have received numerous awards and recognition for quality care, patient safety and the overall patient experience. For more information, please visit