Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is a fully integrated nonprofit health delivery system that operates more than 20 academic, community, and specialty hospitals, more than 500 physician offices and outpatient sites, employs nearly 3,600 physicians, and offers an array of rehabilitation, retirement, and long-term care facilities. UPMC is closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. With renowned centers of excellence in transplantation, cancer, neurosurgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, geriatrics, and women’s health, it is ranked #13 in the nation on the 2015-16 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals – with 14 adult specialties ranked.
Boston, MA: Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a private, not-for-profit, 626-licensed bed, academic medical center, the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and the largest safety net hospital in New England. With more than 975,000 patient visits annually, more than 50% of BMC patients fall at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, nearly 70% of patients are a racial/ethnic minority, and more than one-third are non-English speaking. BMC supports a large professional translator service with full-time onsite translators in 30 languages. Boston HealthNet, a unique partnership between BMC, BUSM, and 13 surrounding community health centers, is an integrated health care delivery system whose partners provide outreach, prevention, primary care and specialty care and dental services at sites located throughout Boston's diverse neighborhoods.
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) is an integrated health enterprise and one of the leading health care systems in the United States. Johns Hopkins Medicine unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. JHM operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and 39 primary and specialty care outpatient sites. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, opened in 1889, has been ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 22 years, most recently in 2013. Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP) is a network of primary and specialty practices located in urban and suburban locations throughout Maryland and Greater Washington D.C. Among the various outpatient practices delivering primary and specialty care, JHCP has over 375 providers, serving over 230,000 unique patients. JHCP’s primary care and specialty practices are located in a variety of racially and economically diverse settings.
Charleston, SC: Medical University of South Carolina
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has grown into one of the nation’s preeminent academic health science centers, with a nationally recognized clinical enterprise, MUSC Health. As part of South Carolina’s most comprehensive clinical care delivery system, the MUSC Medical Center serves over 170,000 patients annually through four inpatient facilities, multiple centers of excellence and a vast network of hospital-based services. Overall, MUSC Health annually records more than one million patient encounters, and consistently ranks among the top hospitals in the country in many diseases. A statewide network of more than 750 primary and specialty care providers, MUSC Physicians represent the most comprehensive group of specialists and sub-specialists in South Carolina.
Salt Lake City, UT: Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare (IH) is a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 22 hospitals, a broad range of clinics and services, health insurance plans from SelectHealth, and about 1,400 employed primary care and secondary care physicians at more than 185 clinics. The Intermountain Medical Group is the largest provider in the region with 34,000 employees serving the healthcare needs of Utah and southern Idaho. IH is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and in efficient healthcare delivery. Intermountain's mission is to continue "helping people live the healthiest lives possible" through the provision of healthcare services to communities in the region. IH seeks to engage patients in decisions about their treatments, listening to them and respecting their preferences. Furthermore, IH passionately encourages lifelong healthy habits for their patients to reduce the need for medical interventions.