The Emory University Department of Medicine is committed to delivering high quality care to patients as well as equipping our faculty and learners with the skills to lead in quality improvement. The Department of Medicine employs the largest group of faculty within Emory Healthcare and has a large presence at Grady and the Atlanta VA. Emory Healthcare’s quality promise is to provide optimal clinical outcomes, delivered safely, and with outstanding service.

Emory Department of Medicine's Quality Goal

The Emory Healthcare Goal for Quality is to achieve continuous enhancements in clinical outcomes, patient safety, and service, resulting in a national ranking for quality among the top 10 percent of academic medical centers in the U.S. according to the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Press Ganey. In benchmarking ourselves to other academic medical centers, we are comparing ourselves to the top ranked hospitals in the country. Emory University Hospital (EUH) has one of the highest “case mix index” scores among the UHC hospitals, which means that EUH provides some of the most complex care in the country. We must achieve highly coordinated and safe care as reflected in our outcomes while also documenting patient complexity accurately for risk adjustment.