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    UTMB Health earns spot on best hospitals list

    July 3, 2020, 15:30 PM by UTMB Health
    UTMB Health has been named to the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. Specifically, UTMB ranked in the top 15 nationwide among major teaching hospitals on the list. IBM Watson Health recognizes hospitals of all sizes in five different categories – major teaching hospitals, large community hospitals, medium community hospitals and smaller community hospitals.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    UTMB offering free screening mammograms for women Saturday, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16

    October 9, 2019, 12:03 PM by UTMB Health
    Mammograms will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 9 at St. Vincent's Hope Clinic, 2817 Post Office in Galveston and on Saturday, Nov. 16 at New Vision Baptist Church, 2311 24th Street in Dickinson from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
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  • 2019 Vizient Award

    UTMB recognized for quality care for 3rd consecutive year

    September 20, 2019, 08:21 AM by UTMB Health
    The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has been recognized for the third consecutive year for delivering high quality patient care, receiving a 2019 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. The award recognizes top performing comprehensive academic medical centers for demonstrating superior quality and safety performance as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.
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  • Weather Update on Imelda

    September 17, 2019, 16:55 PM by UTMB Marketing & Communications
    As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Imelda has been downgraded to a low-pressure system that is continuing to move north. Additional rain is expected overnight and tomorrow in some parts of our region, which could result in additional flooding in certain areas. UTMB will continue to monitor weather forecasts and conditions near our campuses and clinics. UTMB is not on emergency status.
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  • CDC recognition for UTMB

    UTMB’s Diabetes Prevention Program receives full recognition from CDC

    March 4, 2019, 11:34 AM by
    UTMB is now the only institution in the Greater Houston Area—and 1 of only 5 in the State of Texas—to have a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) fully-recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DPP providers like UTMB can help people with prediabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems by offering evidence-based, affordable and high-quality lifestyle change programs.
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  • Mobile Mammography Bus

    New UTMB Mobile Mammography Unit Unveiled in Galveston

    October 19, 2018, 11:30 AM by David Bethea
    Thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the Moody Endowment, the University of Texas Medical Branch has a brand new, ultramodern, Mobile Mammography Unit that will enable women across the region to have access to screenings for Breast Cancer.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 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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  • Grade A for safety

    UTMB scores another A for safety and quality

    April 24, 2018, 15:48 PM by Eduardo Valdes
    UTMB Health's health care system has received another A grade from the Leapfrog Group for its accomplishments in reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
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    D'Feet 2017 Breast Cancer Walk at Moody Gardens

    December 14, 2017, 15:57 PM by Melissa Harman
    The UTMB Health Breast Health clinic team participated in the 2017 D'Feet Breast Cancer Walk at Moody Gardens on Oct. 21. Click to see pics of the team!
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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.
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    UTMB scores an A for safety and quality

    October 31, 2017, 13:17 PM by Melissa Harman
    UTMB Health's health care system has received an A grade from the Leapfrog Group for its accomplishments in reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
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