University Medical Center (Tucson, Arizona)

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University of Arizona Medical Center — University Campus
Geography
Location Tucson, Arizona, United States
Organization
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Arizona
Services
Emergency department Level I Trauma
Beds 487
History
Founded 1971
Links
Website http://www.uahealth.com/
Lists Hospitals in Arizona

University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC,) formerly University Medical Center — Tucson, is a private, non-profit 487-bed acute-care hospital in Tucson, Arizona. UAMC has two units: University Campus and South Campus.(Article) The name change in 2011 reflects the need to combine all the University of Arizona affiliated medical services: University Medical Center, University Physicians Healthcare, and the College of Medicine. UAMC is part of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) campus, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health in Tucson, Arizona. When founded in 1971, UAMC was part of the University of Arizona. In the 1980s, it became a separate institution. In 2010, UMC was reintegrated into the University of Arizona under the title name UA Healthcare [1].

Accreditation[edit]

UAMC is accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and the Council of Teaching Hospitals.

Additionally, UAMC is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Hospital.

The hospital specializes in numerous categories (see Best Hospital listings below) including cardiothoracic and multidisciplinary transplant programs and the artificial heart, which is used as a bridge-to-transplant for patients awaiting a suitable organ. UAMC blood and marrow transplant programs are among the best in the Southwest.

Notable services[edit]

Among the physicians credentialed at UAMC is Dr. Andrew Weil and his Program in Integrative Medicine, located on UAMC's 6th floor. Adjacent and interrelated to UAMC is the Arizona Cancer Center, an NCI cancer research and treatment facility. Besides the hospital, UAMC operates two hospital-based physician offices in Tucson, one hospital-based physician office in Green Valley, Arizona, and one medical transplant physician office in Phoenix (for pre- and post-transplant patients). UAMC has the only Level 1 trauma center in Southern Arizona.

Recognition[edit]

As it has been since 2005, University Medical Center, Tucson is one of Solucient's Top 100 Hospitals.

UAMC Tucson has been consistently ranked among the United States' best hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual guide to "America’s Best Hospitals."

HealthGrades, a healthcare rating company, has found UAMC to be one of the best hospitals in Coronary Intervention.

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Coordinates: 32°14′25″N 110°56′45″W / 32.24028°N 110.94583°W / 32.24028; -110.94583