Accreditation and Associations
The Joint Commission
UAMS Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits over 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. Being accredited by The Joint Commission is important to UAMS Medical Center, which underwent its most recent survey in December, 2011. It establishes consumer confidence in all areas of treatment and services, improves risk management and risk reduction, enhances staff recruitment and development and earns UAMS Medical Center recognition by select insurers and other third-party providers.
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC)
UAMS Medical Center is a member of the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an alliance of 103 academic medical centers and 191 of their affiliated hospitals representing approximately 90% of the nation’s non-profit academic medical centers. This membership means UAMS is in constant collaboration and communication with peer organizations and participates in performance improvement projects.
American Academy of Medical Colleges (AAMC)
The UAMS College of Medicine is one of 125 colleges of medicine members of the American Academy of Medical Colleges, committed to improving the nation’s health through medical education, research, and high-quality patient care.
Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH)
UAMS Medical Center is a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH), which includes 400 teaching hospitals and health systems around the country and Canada. The COTH was established in 1965 to provide representation and services related to the special needs, concerns, and opportunities facing major teaching hospitals. It serves as the principal source of hospital and health system input into overall AAMC policy and direction.
Arkansas Department of Health
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Arkansas Hospital Association