About UAB Medicine

 

UAB Medicine is one of the top academic medical centers in the nation and a recognized leader in quality patient care, research, and training. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, UAB Medicine is consistently named among the Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranks many of our medical specialties among the best programs of their kind in the United States. We pride ourselves on being a destination facility for caring for the sickest patients, yet we treat all patients with the respect and compassion they deserve. From parking attendants and Guest Services representatives to nurses and physicians, UAB Medicine staff are courteous, well-trained professionals who put patients and their families first in everything we do.

UAB Medicine provides a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. It is anchored by UAB Hospital, which was established in 1945 as the teaching hospital for what now is the UAB School of Medicine. One of the largest and most advanced in the nation, UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of a sprawling medical campus that includes numerous research labs and clinics. Among those clinics is The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, which is home to dozens of medical specialties under one roof and is one of the largest outpatient centers in the nation.

OUR VISION & VALUES

UAB Medicine’s mission is to deliver world-class patient care to the residents of Alabama and beyond, advance medical science through pioneering research, and train the sharpest medical minds. We are deeply commited to a patient- and family-centric approach to delivering care, so we strive to make every patient encounter a positive one. This dedication to excellence is what makes UAB Medicine a preferred provider of care and helps us attract the best and brightest staff while setting the highest standards for medical innovation and education.

UAB Medicine is committed to providing quality health care and compassionate service to every patient, every time, regardless of their individual differences or circumstances. Our academic medical center attracts patients from across the world who represent many cultures, religions, lifestyles, and economic backgrounds, so diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of the atmosphere we strive to maintain. For this and many other reasons, UAB Medicine established a set of Core Values that we instill in our employees as part of our neverending pursuit of excellence. These values are:         

  • Always Care: Listen with empathy, be compassionate, and support those in need.
  • Own It: Be accountable, take action, and make it happen.
  • Work Together: Think win-win, build consensus, and play your role on the team.
  • Do Right: Follow through, work with principles, and do no harm.