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About UHC

UHC, formed in 1984 and located in Chicago, Illinois, is an alliance of 120 academic medical centers and 308 of their affiliated hospitals representing the nation's leading academic medical centers.


Providing the lens through which the organization assesses all it does, UHC's mission is to create knowledge, foster collaboration, and promote innovation to help members succeed.

Products and Services

UHC offers an array of performance improvement products and services. Powerful databases provide comparative data in clinical, operational, faculty practice management, financial, patient safety, and supply chain areas. Programs such as UHC's Imperatives for Quality and the UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ offer opportunities for knowledge sharing and education. Listservers allow members from across the country to share information and demonstrate the power of collaboration.

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Irene M. Thompson, UHC President and Chief Executive Officer

Irene M. Thompson, UHC President and Chief Executive Officer

Working with UHC's governing bodies, Ms. Thompson oversees corporate operations and performance, formulates and executes the organization's strategy, and represents UHC to the business and health care communities and the public.

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There are two categories of UHC membership: Principal and General members.

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