There are numerous national organizations that rank and rate hospitals based on many factors, including physician opinions, reputation, and patient outcomes – numerous data points that indicate how well patients do in the hospital and after they go home. These rankings are designed to help people make informed decisions about which hospital delivers the best quality of care.
In 2016, UTMB implemented an initiative, called Best Care, with the stated goal to provide the Best Care to every patient, every time, at every level. “I am proud to say all of our hard work is paying off,” said Donna K. Sollenberger, executive vice president and chief executive officer, UTMB Health System. “We thank our dedicated faculty, trainees, nurses and staff throughout the institution for their daily efforts that are allowing UTMB to achieve excellence in patient care. We also thank our patients who have entrusted us with their care.”
Before you decide where to be treated, take a moment to understand quality of care differences between hospitals. It could make all the difference.