Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) is one of the largest and most respected hospital management companies in the nation. For nearly 40 years, UHS and our affiliates have focused on meeting our patients’ healthcare needs across the hundreds of local communities we call home.
The company operates through its facilities more than 240 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. In 2015, our 70,000 dedicated and talented employees treated more than 2.5 million people with dignity and respect.
We recognize that the patients we serve come to us at some of the most vulnerable times in their life, and we strive every day to help them meet their healthcare and behavioral care challenges. Our consistent growth correlates directly to our focus on providing the highest level of patient care resulting in more patients and referring physicians choosing us.
Our focus is putting patients first. We take pride in our strong patient satisfaction scores that have increased every year for the past five years.
We have high standards for quality. Last year, 46 UHS acute care and behavioral health facilities were rated as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for 2014 by The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations and programs.
UHS has a deep commitment to the communities where our patients live and work, and we are active in raising awareness of critical healthcare issues. Fortune magazine consistently lists UHS among its “World's Most Admired Companies.” Among our peer group we are ranked #1 with regard to social responsibility as well as in long-term investment.
We continuously invest so that we can continue to provide care. Over the past three years, we have invested more than $1 billion in our facilities.