UAB named best hospital in Alabama by Newsweek, followed by Fayette & Alex City medical centers

UAB Hospital in 2020 (Pat Byington/The Bama Buzz)

UAB Hospital is the best hospital in Alabama, according to a study published by Newsweek.

How the Newsweek ranking was compiled

Conducted by Statista for the publication, tens of thousands of healthcare professionals were asked to recommend the leading hospitals from their respective state.

Hospitals were scored based on the following factors:

  • Recommendations from peers
  • Patient experience
  • Quality metrics 
  • Patient-reported outcome measures

UAB Hospital received a rank of 89.91 percent.

UAB Hospital in 2020 (Pat Byington/The Bama Buzz)

10 additional Alabama hospitals ranked

Ten additional Alabama hospitals made Newsweek’s Best-in-State list. Here is how the publication ranked them.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Newsweek as the top hospital in Alabama. It speaks to our team’s unwavering commitment to excellent care and service to the communities and people of Alabama.”

~ Jordan DeMoss, executive vice president of UAB Medicine

Also according to the study, Fayette Medical Center, Russell Medical Center, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center and Jack Hughston Memorial Medical Center were recognized for patient satisfaction.

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