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 again achieves Magnet recognition

Sep 21, 2017, 12:16 PM by Melissa Harman

Magnet Recognition
GALVESTON, Texas – The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has again been recognized for meeting the highest standards of nursing.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center notified UTMB Wednesday that it had met the criteria of the Magnet Recognition Program that distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest honor for professional nursing practice.

This is the second consecutive time UTMB has received the distinguished status from the ANCC since 2012.

“I am so proud of the health care team at UTMB. Our dedicated nurses, physicians, caregivers and hospital staff collaborate every day to provide the highest level of quality and experience to those we serve,” said David Marshall, UTMB’s chief nursing and patient care services officer.

Magnet recognition signifies that UTMB nursing staff meet high standards of patient care, nursing excellence, and innovation in professional nursing practice. The coveted status is based on quality indicators and standards of nursing practice. 

UTMB is one of 468 U.S. health care organizations out of more than 6,300 to achieve Magnet recognition.

Hospitals applying for recognition must provide an environment that empowers nurses, values their contributions and supports nursing leadership.

Donna Sollenberger, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the UTMB Health System explains what Magnet recognition means for UTMB. “Upholding the highest standards of nursing has always been a proud tradition at UTMB. Every day we hear from our patients about how our nurses make a difference in their lives, and it is this consistent delivery of high-quality care that lets our patients know that no matter where they are within our health system, they are being cared for by the very best.”

According to the ANCC, Magnet health care facilities consistently deliver better patient outcomes than non-Magnet facilities and report higher nurse retention, recruitment and job satisfaction rates. 

UTMB again achieves Magnet recognition

Sep 21, 2017, 12:16 PM by Melissa Harman

Magnet Recognition
GALVESTON, Texas – The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has again been recognized for meeting the highest standards of nursing.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center notified UTMB Wednesday that it had met the criteria of the Magnet Recognition Program that distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest honor for professional nursing practice.

This is the second consecutive time UTMB has received the distinguished status from the ANCC since 2012.

“I am so proud of the health care team at UTMB. Our dedicated nurses, physicians, caregivers and hospital staff collaborate every day to provide the highest level of quality and experience to those we serve,” said David Marshall, UTMB’s chief nursing and patient care services officer.

Magnet recognition signifies that UTMB nursing staff meet high standards of patient care, nursing excellence, and innovation in professional nursing practice. The coveted status is based on quality indicators and standards of nursing practice. 

UTMB is one of 468 U.S. health care organizations out of more than 6,300 to achieve Magnet recognition.

Hospitals applying for recognition must provide an environment that empowers nurses, values their contributions and supports nursing leadership.

Donna Sollenberger, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the UTMB Health System explains what Magnet recognition means for UTMB. “Upholding the highest standards of nursing has always been a proud tradition at UTMB. Every day we hear from our patients about how our nurses make a difference in their lives, and it is this consistent delivery of high-quality care that lets our patients know that no matter where they are within our health system, they are being cared for by the very best.”

According to the ANCC, Magnet health care facilities consistently deliver better patient outcomes than non-Magnet facilities and report higher nurse retention, recruitment and job satisfaction rates. 

UTMB again achieves Magnet recognition

Sep 21, 2017, 12:16 PM by Melissa Harman

Magnet Recognition
GALVESTON, Texas – The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has again been recognized for meeting the highest standards of nursing.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center notified UTMB Wednesday that it had met the criteria of the Magnet Recognition Program that distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest honor for professional nursing practice.

This is the second consecutive time UTMB has received the distinguished status from the ANCC since 2012.

“I am so proud of the health care team at UTMB. Our dedicated nurses, physicians, caregivers and hospital staff collaborate every day to provide the highest level of quality and experience to those we serve,” said David Marshall, UTMB’s chief nursing and patient care services officer.

Magnet recognition signifies that UTMB nursing staff meet high standards of patient care, nursing excellence, and innovation in professional nursing practice. The coveted status is based on quality indicators and standards of nursing practice. 

UTMB is one of 468 U.S. health care organizations out of more than 6,300 to achieve Magnet recognition.

Hospitals applying for recognition must provide an environment that empowers nurses, values their contributions and supports nursing leadership.

Donna Sollenberger, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the UTMB Health System explains what Magnet recognition means for UTMB. “Upholding the highest standards of nursing has always been a proud tradition at UTMB. Every day we hear from our patients about how our nurses make a difference in their lives, and it is this consistent delivery of high-quality care that lets our patients know that no matter where they are within our health system, they are being cared for by the very best.”

According to the ANCC, Magnet health care facilities consistently deliver better patient outcomes than non-Magnet facilities and report higher nurse retention, recruitment and job satisfaction rates.