UAB Hospital


Patients that would definitely recommend
13% higher than the national average

UAB Hospital is a medical facility located in Birmingham, AL. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, and more.


Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021, 2019)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

5 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

7 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
11% higher than the national average


Would definitely recommend
13% higher than the national average

UAB Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well


Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well


Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients


Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home


Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital


Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff


UAB Hospital

National Average


Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night



Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean



Provider Reviews

Very thorough and concerned about patient's health.

Jun 16 2021

Review for Dr. Combs

Dr. Fisher basically saved my life when I went into anaphylaxis during a "simple" brain procedure. He was amazing, caring, and after over a week in ICU I bounced back quickly. Him and his staff eased my poor mom's mind and was with her while I was knocked out waiting to wake up. They are great!

PJ Jun 14 2021

Review for Dr. Fisher

Very understanding and great staff.

Comer Stockman Jun 08 2021

Review for Dr. Naranje

Jun 07 2021

Review for Dr. Fix

Words can not express how grateful we are to Dr. Selph. My daughter had a torn ureter and was in an extreme pain when she arrived at UAB. Dr. Selph was amazing! He gave my daughter her life back.

Robbie Bell (Erika Bell Turner) Jun 06 2021

Review for Dr. Selph


UAB Hospital

1802 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

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