UAB Medicine

Awards & Recognition

The UAB Health System is committed to providing the highest quality of health care and is consistently rated among the best medical centers in the nation. Here are just a few of the high honors UAB Health System and its medical staff holds:

UAB Hospital is Alabama’s first Magnet-designated Hospital. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care organizations that provide nursing excellence.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation. It is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center located in a six-state area that includes Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia. The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has an international reputation for leading-edge discoveries, expert treatment and compassionate care. We have received the highest level of recognition for the work we do from the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

291 UAB Medicine Physicians were listed as “Best Doctors” in the 2011 Annual Survey. The Best Doctors database includes the names and professional profiles of approximately 50,000 physicians representing about 5% of all the nation's doctors. We are proud of the well-deserved recognition our physicians have received.  Learn more »  

U.S.News & World Report ranks UAB Hospital among “America’s Best” hospitals in 2011-12 rankings. NineUAB Hospital medical specialties are among the nation's top 50 in the 16 categories evaluated at nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals this year by U.S. News & World Report, and four specialties are in the top 25.

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital is the nation’s first and only Level I ocular trauma center. Each year nearly 2,200 people are treated for eye trauma at the hospital, the nation’s first and only Level I ocular trauma center as designated by the American Society of Ocular Trauma. Damaged eyes often can be repaired using technology and the skills of our eye trauma surgeons at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital. They have unprecedented expertise in this field.

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Edward Partridge, M.D., was named president of the American Cancer Society (ACS) National Board of Directors for 2010-11. Dr. Partridge is a renowned women's cancer doctor and leader in the fight to reduce race- and ethnicity-based cancer disparities. Partridge is chair of the cervical cancer-screening guidelines panel for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. He also is the principal investigator for the Deep South Network for Cancer Control, a National Cancer Institute-funded project focused on training, data-gathering and educational outreach in 22 counties of the Alabama Black Belt, the Mississippi Delta, urban Birmingham and Hattiesburg and Laurel, Miss.