UAB Hospital

83%

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

Awards

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

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

8 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
Learn more about patient safety ratings

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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79%

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

83%

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

100%50%0%82%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%81%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%64%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%88%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%56%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%64%66%

UAB Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%65%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%65%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Donna Carter Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Yakov

Always professional.

Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

Suzanne Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Sapp

Dr Donahue was caring, showed compassion , very knowledgeable, and willing to answer all of our questions. I would recommend him to anyone.

James Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Donahue

Dr. Graysman was very kind. She listened And addressed all of my concerns. Cahaba Dermatology is an exceptional facility and all of their staff are wonderful, helpful and very kind. I highly recommend them for any skincare needs.

Katie Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

I would highly recommend Dr. Donahue. His surgical skills are remarkable and his interaction with the patient is outstanding. Having major surgery is stressful and dangerous but Dr. Donahue made the process straightforward and successful.

James A. Johnson Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Donahue

This was my first visit; all were friendly and professional; masks required which I liked.

Genar Reed Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

Friendly Service No long waiting I would recommend their service to everyone

Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

I went for a consultation and was pleased with my experience. All of my questions were answered and she reassured me regarding my concerns.

Mechelle Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

Beautiful office and prompt , efficient service. Dr Groysman and staff provide excellent dermatological care in a warm and friendly manner. My family has seen her for a variety of reasons for several years now and could not be happier with the care received.

Kathy Redwood Andrews Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

Dr Eckhoff did my liver transplant and literally saved my life. He followed up frequently while I was in hospital and afterwards. He has always taken the time to answer questions honestly and completely.

Mike Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Eckhoff

Gena Altieri Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

Nick V. Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

I traveled from Montgomery to Cahaba for my medical concern the service was fast, friendly, and very clean.

Tangela James Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

Very clean and Friendly atmosphere.

Lady K Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

Jim York Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

Dr. Groysman is thorough, compassionate, and caring when dealing with her patients. I highly recommend her and her staff.

Carolyn W. Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

I could not have had a better DR and his staff. They are the greatest

Walter Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Professional friendly. All questions answered. Spent adequate time.

Charles Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

Appreciated the kind and considerate care coupled with professionalism and expertise.

Ruby Garrison Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Dr. Groysman and her staff were great; very professional and proficient.

Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

Casey Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Wetta

I had corrective spinal neck surgery. Dr. Mark Hadley and his staff provided the surgery for my neck. I experienced great treatment and had a fantastic outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Hadley to anyone needing spinal surgery.

Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

Dr. Hadley and his staff is very professional and caring. From the consultation, through the neck surgery, and up to the dismissal, I knew I had chosen the right doctor. Thanks again, Dr. Hadley!

Rick Hellums Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

Denise Smith Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Sapp

CP Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Nabell

Very kind and answered my questions. Took his time.

Nelda K Whitlock Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Tom Richardson Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Sapp

Very efficient and friendly even during coronavirus days. Can’t thank dr. Wei and his whole staff enough.

Necla orgen May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Lawrence M. Penn- Patient May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Patterson

D Thompson May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

Bridget May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Davuluri

JohnT May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Passarella

She saved my husband's life. She is an absolute professional with joy. Thank you Dr. Pereira!

Annette Sterbonic May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Pereira

Horrible bedside manner. Rude

May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Cribbs

Great Dr, very knowledgeable and straight to the point. Returns calls quickly.

Carol Smith May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Nabell

Steven R Beam May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Alvarez

Dr. Alkurdi was very encouraging and thoughtful in his discussions. He explained what was needed throughly while going over step by step.

May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Alkurdi

Dr. Alkurdi and his staff are knowledgeable and friendly. It has been a pleasure to treat with his office.

Steve Royal May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Alkurdi

Excellent surgeon. I recommend him to everyone. I had a fantastic hip replacement recovery. I'm very proud.

James R May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Siegel

John Midkiff Montgomery May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

I'm really luck to have a team like this. Dr. Alkurdi is a very good Doctor and very nice. Dr. Alkurdi talks with you, makes you feel comfortable and my health is his number one priority . I highly recommend Dr. Alkurdi .

May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Alkurdi

Donna Jackson May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sapp

Carole Michael Mazer May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sapp

My visit was very good. All questions were answered in a very intellectual and yet very simple for the average person to understand. I found all the staff as well as the doctor to be very kind which gave me family feeling; this made me very comfortable.

Larry M Shaw May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Alkurdi

Dr. Benjamin Wei is a great doctor. I would highly recommend him to anybody that needs thoracic surgery because of him I am cancer free today. The office staff and nurses were excellent as well. Thanks Dr. Wei

May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Excellent!! Would highly recommend him. He and his team and staff were awesome. My husband was very afraid of treatment option; but felt so much more relieved after visit with him. Our prayers were answered when we were referred to Dr.Wei. Again; blessed to have had him!!

Jerry Jerome Shaw May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Terry K May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Siegel

Leslie Cantori May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Siegel

Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Bahl

I would highly recommend Dr. Land. He is soo patient and kind . One doesn’t feel rushed as if imposing on his time . And, recognizes right away that he is very competent ! I feel blessed to have been referred to him ! Strongly and whole heartedly recommend it this young man!

Judy Andress Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Land

One of the most knowledgeable, skilled, attentive, emphatic, and respectful physicians I have ever come across.

Karen Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Sangha

Dr. Donahue is an excellent physician. I have the utmost respect and regard for him. I am so pleased to have been his patient for two surgeries,

Kathy McCurdy Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Donahue

Melinda Leavelle Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

Positivity is great but overrated here. All I hear is how great I look, which I’m not asking for. I’m asking for a correction to a problem I feel she caused. Of course, I would have to pay big bucks to fix. Not happy.

Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Collawn

RMC Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Gropen

He is the Best!!

Amy Bowden Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Hasson

Dr. Cerfolio was my father’s doctor in Bham. My father was a 2 time Lung cancer survivor, 1991 and 2003. Thanks to Dr. Cerfolio, he had surgery both times without chemo or radiation. His 1st surgeon gave him very little hope. He eventually developed small cell and passed away in 2014.

Tom Jackson Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Cerfolio

Doris Bowdoin Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Reddy

Dr. Woodworth is very pleasant but is professional. His staff is personable and patient. I absolutely hate having that instrument put up my nose but the doctors are very patient with me. Dr. Woodworth and his staff are great. I would recommend him again and again.

Wilma Cooper Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Woodworth

He is kind and listens. Dr Rajaram is very professional and I would definetly recommend him. I respect him as a surgeon and a person.

Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Rajaram Manoharan

Fantastic doctor.

Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Ying

SueB Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Nell Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Sapp

Dr Wei was very supportive. He explained everything in details that I would understand.. The follow up was extreme...nobody should ever have a problem if they followed this program. I was very happy with him and would highly recommend him to everyone

Leonard Michael Bryant Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Great doctor-the best neurologist I've had so far. He actually seems to want to help.

Chrissy Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Alsharabati

Excellent doctor

Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Rosenthal

Great hospital and staff!

Jim Stroupe Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Alkurdi

Don’t understand appointments and wait over 1 hour before calling back and back 1/2 and still waiting

Don Bradford Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Walters

Richard C. Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Ponce

Dr. Morris is the best surgeon. He is the Retina Doctor my doctor told me was better than anyone else. He saved my vision!!

Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Morris

Good explanations. Kept looking for causes when another MD Dismissed me.

Feb 22 2020

Review for Dr. Parker

Nina Springer Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Thomas

I would never go to another doctor. Dr. Hadley was highly recommended to me several years ago and has performed 2 spinal surgeries on me. I am so grateful for him and his staff. He takes time with his patients and explains everything so well. Excellent physician!

Debbie Pemberton in Wetumpka, AL - Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

Always listens to my concerns. Asks about any factors that may impact my health. Responds promptly to questions and concerns. Debra his Nurse is a great asset, as us his PA.

SBD Feb 17 2020

Review for Dr. Stair

Rachel S Feb 13 2020

Review for Dr. Cogen

Dan McCormack Feb 12 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

Dr. Han is an excellent Dr. He listens and is very thorough and explains completely. Takes his time an is not rushed.

Dinah Feb 12 2020

Review for Dr. Han

Dr. Wei told me exactly what the situation was, gave me options and listened to my questions. He was kind and caring as was his team. He has a nurse line to answer questions once you get home. They actually answer the phone! Just a good experience with a bad situation.

Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Kelly Richey Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Morris

Excellent. Knowledgeable and compassionate. Made my hospitalization so much smoother.

Top notch Feb 04 2020

Review for Matthew McLain

Dr. Hadley and his staff went the extra mile to figure out what was wrong with my back. I’m twelve weeks post opp and I feel better than I have in a long time. This time last year I could hardly get around after another doctor at another hospital messed me up. Thank you Dr. Hadley and your staff

Jeff Andrews Feb 04 2020

Review for Dr. Hadley

He is a wonderful doctor and explains everything in detail. You will not leave his office without knowing all your option.

Feb 04 2020

Review for Dr. Varner

She is the absolute best and very knowledgeable. I really appreciate her explaining everything and for being so kind and nice.

Holmes Feb 01 2020

Review for Dr. Elewski

Feb 01 2020

Review for Dr. Carter

Jan 31 2020

Review for Dr. Herndon

Very professional, listened to what I had to say. All of his office staff very nice. He answered all of mine and my husbands questions.

Pam McLeod Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Waguespack

Dr Donahue is one of the greatest doctors I’ve ever had to do surgery on me. I would very highly recommend him if you have a problem that nobody else will work on. Great person explained everything to me in words I could understand. Great doctor and staff. Always working for you the person.

Carl Whaley Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Donahue

She knows her stuff. She has found and removed skin cancers for me over the past five years. She and her support staff are highly professional and educated.

N Wray Allen Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

Very patient and kind Dermatologist. Spoke to my mother about her skin cancer and made her feel very comfortable. Highly recommend him. Very good office staff as well. Everyone looks happy to be working there.

Jan 22 2020

Review for Dr. Walters

I had a stroke in 2018 which caused me to lose part of my vision. Jason worked with me to get used to the change in my vision so that I could drive again safely.

Jan 20 2020

Review for Jason Vice

I am a liver transplant recipient. I've dealt with this compassionate decent man for nearly 5 years. A pro that cares about the person.

Elias Casanas Jan 19 2020

Review for Dr. Massoud

Im a frequent flyer with Dr.Dasher due to me having strictures,he is Awesome and the love that he has for his patients is phenomenal.

tyronikke steele Jan 19 2020

Review for Dr. Dasher

Awesome new offices across Valleydale from their old location. Staff is always upbeat and bright. Love the new dedicated area and checkout for products.

Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

Sanders Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Groysman

I was so worried about seeing someone new. Dr Arend was so caring and compassionate. I loved the entire staff. I felt so at ease throughout the visit and surgery. She is so knowledgeable. So thankful for them during this part of my journey

Kathy Morris Jan 16 2020

Review for Dr. Arend

Location

UAB Hospital

1802 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233