University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (Salt Lake City). More than 1,100 board-certified physicians staff four university hospitals, 10 community clinics and a number of specialty centers in the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics system. This health system started off as a single hospital, The University of Utah Medical Center, which opened July 10, 1965. Less than 20 years after opening, surgeons at University of Utah Medical Center became the first in the world to conduct a permanent artificial heart implant in 1982.
More than 1,300 staffed physicians treat patients at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, which has 527 hospital beds. In 2014, the hospital staff admitted 22,831 patients and conducted 10,000 inpatient surgeries, 15,000 outpatient surgeries and 40,000 emergency department visits. University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics is a Level I trauma center and the only academic medical center in the region.
U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics the No. 1 hospital in both Utah and the Salt Lake City metro area in its 2015-16 rankings. In 2016, the health system received the Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence Award from Healthgrades, as well as inclusion in its 100 Best Hospitals for critical care, gastrointestinal care and general surgery.
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