Creating Regional Health Care Centers
How academic medicine reaches communities everywhere
Academic medical centers are pillars in their communities, with their reach extending far beyond where they’re located. In fact, these centers serve as regional health care hubs, drawing in patients from surrounding regions and states.
Source: University of Colorado Hospital, University of Kansas Hospital, University of Kentucky, UF Health Jacksonville, University of California Health System, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Why travel long distances, sometimes across several state borders? Patients converge on academic medical centers because they provide the highest quality and most advanced patient care from compassionate physicians and other providers whose mission is centered around applying the latest medical advancements to treatments that combine innovation with cutting-edge research.
The map above offers just a glimpse into how academic medical centers — which include over 150 accredited medical schools and approximately 400 teaching hospitals and health systems nationwide — reach far and wide across the U.S. to provide patients with advanced care they can’t get anywhere else.