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48 UHS Facilities Recognized by The Joint Commission

October 30, 2013

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., October 30, 2013 – A total of 48 facilities owned and operated by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) are recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2012. There are 43 behavioral health and five acute care hospitals listed, including 16 facilities honored for the second consecutive year.

The Joint Commission identifies hospitals with exemplary performance using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. A new category, immunization for pneumonia and influenza, was added in 2012. Inpatient psychiatric service measure sets include the monitoring and use of multiple antipsychotic medications, continuing care plans and restraint and seclusion.

This year there are 17 more UHS facilities recognized compared to one year ago. The UHS facilities include:

  • Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center, Dothan, Alabama *
  • Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare Center, Little Rock, Arkansas *
  • Valley Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Alhambra Hospital, Rosemead, California
  • Heritage Oaks Hospital, Sacramento, California *
  • Highlands Behavioral Health System, Littleton, Colorado
  • Dover Behavioral Health System, Dover, Delaware
  • Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Florida
  • Windmoor Healthcare of Clearwater, Clearwater, Florida
  • Atlantic Shores Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Fort Lauderdale Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • River Point Behavioral Health, Jacksonville, Florida *
  • Wekiva Springs Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Wellington Regional Medical Center, Wellington, Florida
  • The Pavilion Foundation, Champaign, Illinois *
  • Riveredge Hospital, Forest Park, Illinois
  • Bloomington Meadows Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana *
  • Valle Vista Health System, Greenwood, Indiana *
  • Wellstone Regional Hospital, Jeffersonville, Indiana
  • Michiana Behavioral Health Center, Plymouth, Indiana *
  • Cumberland Hall Hospital, Hopkinsville, Kentucky *
  • Rivendell Behavioral Health Services, Bowling Green, Kentucky *
  • Forest View Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Alliance Health Center, Meridian, Mississippi
  • Spring Mountain Treatment Center, Las Vegas, Nevada *
  • Northern Nevada Medical Center, Sparks, Nevada
  • Peak Behavioral Health Services, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
  • Brynn Marr Hospital, Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Arrowhead Behavioral Health, Maumee, Ohio *
  • Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System, Tulsa, Oklahoma *
  • Clarion Psychiatric Center, Clarion, Pennsylvania
  • Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania *
  • Roxbury Treatment Center, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
  • The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health, Greer, South Carolina
  • Three Rivers Behavioral Health, West Columbia, South Carolina
  • Lakeside Behavioral Health System, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Millwood Hospital, Arlington, Texas
  • Texas NeuroRehab Center, Austin, Texas
  • Timberlawn Mental Health System, Dallas, Texas
  • Texoma Medical Center, Denison, Texas *
  • University Behavioral Health of Denton, Denton, Texas
  • Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center, Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Behavioral Health Management (Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire), Houston, Texas
  • Kingwood Pines Hospital, Kingwood, Texas
  • Laurel Ridge Treatment Center, San Antonio, Texas *
  • Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center, Virginia Beach, Virgina
  • River Park Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia

* Denotes facilities recognized for two consecutive years.

To be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, hospitals must achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures, 95 percent or above on each reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 eligible cases and at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities.

Alan B. Miller, Chairman and CEO of UHS, said, “We understand that what matters most to patients at UHS facilities is safe, effective care. That’s why we make a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based practice. We are proud that our facilities received the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.”

Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, President and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission, said, “All of the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”

The 1,099 hospitals honored by The Joint Commission will be recognized on The Joint Commission Quality Check Website (www.qualitycheck.org) and will be featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source. Universal Health Services, Inc. ("UHS") is one of the nation's largest hospital companies, operating acute care and behavioral health hospitals and ambulatory centers nationwide and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  It acts as the advisor to Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (NYSE: UHT).  For additional information about the Company, visit our website: . # # #

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