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The University of Texas Medical Branch, UTMB Health, is recognized as a 5-star academic health center for patient care, ranking among the top academic health centers nationally for quality, accountability and safety, according to the 2017 Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.

For the second year in a row, UTMB is also a winner of the Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award, which recognizes UTMB for demonstrating superior quality and safety performance as measured by the study, conducted annually since 2005. Only 11 out of 99 academic health centers participating in the study received the prestigious award.

UTMB is rated an “A” performer in transparency and quality improvement in the Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey – completed by 1,800+ hospitals annually. We are also received Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center; we are one of 468 out of more than 6,300 (7%) to earn the recognition for excellence in nursing care. For more on UTMB awards and accolades, click here.  

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Leapfrog Group

ANCC Magnet Recognition

2018 Vizient Quality & Accountability Study Rankings

  1.  Mayo Clinic - Rochester
  2.  Rush University Medical Center
  3.  NYU Langone Medical Center
  4.  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  5.  The University of Kansas Health System
  6.  University of Pennsylvania Health System
  7.  University of Utah Health
  8.  Houston Methodist Hospital
  9.  Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
  10.  Tufts Medical Center
  11.  Morristown Medical Center


Patients and families faced with making choices and decisions about health care often have many questions and concerns about the quality of care they will receive from a specific physician or at a particular hospital.

To help you feel confident and informed in choosing UTMB Health as your health care provider, we publicly share the following reports on our quality and safety performance, information on the many ways you can partner in your care, and our continual efforts to assure we are providing the very best patient care.

At UTMB Health, we are committed to:

Sharing the status of our quality rankings with you.
Tracking our performance is an important way we monitor how well we are delivering care and discovering areas for improvement. This continual process helps us to ensure we are doing the right thing for the right patient, at the right time, in the right way to achieve the best possible results.

Partnering with you and your family.
We will partner with you and your family in your care and provide you information on what to expect during your experience at UTMB Health.

Providing you with informative resources and support.
We will provide additional information to help you make informed decisions and participate in your care.

Access your UTMB patient information with MyChart. MyChart gives you direct and confidential online access to portions of your electronic medical record (EMR) where you doctor stores your health information including lab results, appointment information, medications, immunizations, and more.

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