Awards and Accolades

  • CAP Accredited

    UTMB's Clear Lake Campus CAP Accredited

    December 9, 2019, 12:04 PM by User Not Found
    The Clear Lake Campus laboratory has earned its College of American Pathologists accreditation following a recent, initial inspection in which 860 regulatory standards were met and zero deficiencies were found—a rare accomplishment, especially for new labs. This recent success speaks to the lab team’s day-to-day attention to detail and commitment to ensuring all UTMB patients receive the best quality of care.
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    UTMB recognized by the American Heart Association for patient care excellence

    December 9, 2019, 11:29 AM by User Not Found
    For the fifth year in a row, the University of Texas Medical Branch has been recognized with the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award. This award signifies that UTMB has reached an aggressive goal in using guidelines-based care to improve outcome for patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital. Guidelines include following protocols for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely resuscitation (CPR) and post-resuscitation care.
  • 2019 Stroke

    Stroke program 2019 success

    December 9, 2019, 11:16 AM by User Not Found
    UTMB was awarded with the American Heart Association's (AHA) Gold Plus Stroke and Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll. The AHA Get With The Guidelines program is a continuous quality improvement program developed with the goal to save lives by measuring hospitals' adherence to secondary prevention guidelines (pharmacological and lifestyle interventions) for coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • 2018 logo for Vizient Award

    UTMB earns second consecutive national award for quality patient care

    October 5, 2018, 08:20 AM by David Bethea
    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.
  • 2018 Adult Resuscitation Gold

    UTMB receives AHA's Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award for Treatment of Adult Patients

    July 27, 2018, 15:36 PM by User Not Found
    For the fourth year in a row, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of adult patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.
  • 2018 Pediatric Resuscitation Silver

    UTMB receives AHA's Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Silver Award for Treatment of Pediatric Patients

    July 27, 2018, 15:29 PM by User Not Found
    The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Silver Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of pediatric patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.
  • Stroke Gold Plus Badge

    Stroke program continues success

    July 25, 2018, 16:04 PM by User Not Found
    UTMB’s Galveston Campus stroke program has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • NAP-BC

    UTMB Health earns national reaccreditation for the highest level of breast care

    May 21, 2018, 10:00 AM by Melissa Harman
    The three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, is given only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
  • DNV-GL Certified Comprehensive Stroke

    UTMB receives comprehensive stroke center certification

    May 14, 2018, 16:03 PM by Melissa Harman
    UTMB’s Galveston Campus attains Comprehensive Stroke Center accreditation from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), validating UTMB’s commitment, expertise and readiness to care for victims of complex strokes. According to DNV, “the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification encompasses the full spectrum of stroke care—diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education—and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. Comprehensive stroke centers are typically the largest and best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication.”
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    UTMB neonatal intensive care unit attains Level IV distinguished accreditation

    May 7, 2018, 12:00 PM by David Bethea
    The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has achieved a Level IV designation, the highest ranking, from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
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    UTMB Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Receives AACVPR Certification

    November 10, 2017, 09:30 AM by Melissa Harman
    UTMB is proud to announce the re-certification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The Cardiac Rehabilitation program was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems and pulmonary problems recover faster and improve their quality of life.
  • Magnet Recognition

    UTMB again achieves Magnet recognition

    September 21, 2017, 12:16 PM by Melissa Harman
    UTMB has again been recognized for meeting the highest standards of nursing. The American Nurses Credentialing Center notified UTMB 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.
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    UTMB Health Breast Imaging designated a "Center of Excellence"

    September 18, 2017, 10:00 AM by David Bethea
    The hard work and dedication of the breast imaging team has resulted in national recognition. The program has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by the American College of Radiology. UTMB was one of the initial two programs in the Houston area to receive this prestigious honor, and one of the first in Texas to receive the designation.
  • Vizient

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

    September 15, 2017, 00:09 AM by Melissa Harman
    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.
  • American College of Surgeons Verified Trauma Center

    UTMB re-certified as a Level I Trauma Center

    June 21, 2017, 13:28 PM by Melissa Harman
    UTMB has been recertified as a Level I Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes UTMB’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
  • GWTGL Stroke SilverPlus

    Stroke program continued recognition

    May 30, 2017, 13:12 PM by Melissa Harman
    The stroke program at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston campus has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award. The award recognizes this hospital for its continued success in using the Get with the Guidelines — Stroke and Target: Stroke program.
  • GWTGL - Resuscitation Gold

    For the third year in a row, UTMB earns highest recognition from American Heart Association

    May 30, 2017, 03:42 AM by Melissa Harman
    For the third year in a row, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s highest recognition, the Gold Quality Achievement Award, for continuing to achieve resuscitation standards set under the AHA’s Get with the Guidelines® program.
  • The Joint Commission

    UTMB receives Advanced Center of Excellence in COPD designation

    April 24, 2017, 16:01 PM by Michael Cooper
    UTMB has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its chronic obstructive pulmonary disease program by demonstrating continuous compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. UTMB received the commission’s seal after enduring a rigorous on-site review earlier this month.
  • NCQA-PCMH1

    UTMB Family Medicine receives highest level of national certification in patient-centered care

    December 17, 2016, 06:40 AM by Melissa Harman
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to share that its three departmental practices—Family Medicine Clinic - Dickinson, Family Medicine Clinic - Island East, and Family Medicine Clinic - Island West—have received renewed recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes with an average scoring of 97 out of 100.
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    Stroke success

    August 23, 2015, 16:25 PM by Melissa Harman
    The stroke programs at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston campus and the medical branch’s Angleton Danbury campus have received the American Heart Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes hospitals that have demonstrated at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven Get with the Guidelines — Stroke Achievement Measures for 90 consecutive days.
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    UTMB Community-Based Clinics earn highest level of national recognition for patient-centered care

    March 12, 2015, 16:01 PM by Michael Cooper
    Five University of Texas Medical Branch primary care clinics were recently recognized for having the highest level of patient-centered care. The National Committee for Quality Assurance gave them Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home certification — its highest level of achievement. The UTMB Community-Based Clinics provide the most common outpatient services, including health and wellness visits, with the goal of making access to care easier for community residents.
  • American Burn Association

    UTMB's Blocker Burn Unit Re-verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

    October 15, 2014, 13:15 PM by Melissa Harman
    American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma re-verified UTMB’s Blocker Burn Unit for its commitment to providing quality burn care to its patients. UTMB’s Blocker Burn Unit specializes in the treatment of thermal, chemical and radiation burns, as well as research related to burns, trauma, sepsis and tissue repair.
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    UTMB Level 1 trauma center status renewed

    February 6, 2014, 13:15 PM by Melissa Harman
  • The Joint Commission

    Stroke certification by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center

    May 23, 2013, 17:10 PM by Melissa Harman
    UTMB was recently awarded certification by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Launched in December 2003, the program was developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and certification is available only to stroke programs in Joint Commission-accredited acute-care hospitals. This certification recognizes the best practices for stroke care.