Awards and Honors

Why Quality Matters

UTMB Health is dedicated to providing a world-class patient experience for our patients by delivering the most advanced care and providing the highest level of safety in our hospitals and clinics so patients can have the best possible outcomes.

Quality of care rankings and awards help patients make informed decisions on which health care providers deliver the highest quality of care in a safe environment.  While recognition for our ongoing efforts to deliver the best care is nice, the true value of quality of care rankings and awards is helping patients decide with confidence where to seek care.


What UTMB’s commitment to safety and quality of care means for our patients:

Best Care

Delivering the right care, at the right time, in the right way, for the right person – and have the best possible results – every patient, every time.

Patient Safety

Avoiding complications and adverse events, like bed sores, blood infections or clots, and surgical infections, following surgeries, procedures and childbirth.

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Patient Outcomes

Lower readmission rates, average length of hospital stay, frequency of complications, and mortality rates.

Comprehensive Care

Providing the complete spectrum of care with treatments by leading specialists.

Better Access

An integrated system of care with primary and specialty clinic locations and hospitals close to where you live, work and play.

UTMB Health Texas Super Doctors

UTMB physicians named as 2022 Texas Super Doctors

From family medicine and pediatrics to specialties like cardiology, orthopedics and many more, the physicians at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) are dedicated to improving the health of Texas.

HBJ's 2022 Landmark Awards: Medical winner and finalists

The Landmark Award winner in the medical category is the University of Texas Medical Branch League City campus expansion. UTMB's initial League City hospital opened in 2016, and its inpatient services and other service lines quickly reached capacity. The expansion gives the League City campus a total of 97 beds and was designed to support the growing mainland population over the next decade. The new five-story patient tower features several new departments and amenities, adding 60 new patient beds, lab spaces, new food service and dining, and an adjacent helipad. The tower also can support future vertical expansion of up to 12 floors and 360 beds. The first phase of the expansion also included a new parking garage and a pedestrian bridge.

2018 logo for Vizient Award

UTMB earns second consecutive national award for quality patient care

For the second year in a row, UTMB has earned the prestigious Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. Out of 99 academic medical centers nationwide, UTMB ranked fourth, rising from ninth place in 2017, out of 11 academic medical centers nationwide recognized for demonstrating superior quality and safety performance.

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UTMB recognized as a 5-star academic health center for patient care

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has earned a prestigious national award for superior quality and care provided to patients. Earning five stars, the university is among a small number of academic medical centers nationwide to receive the 2017 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. The award recognizes UTMB for demonstrating superior quality and safety performance as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.