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.

Peers pick Vanaphan as Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

UTMB peers of Nancy Vanaphan, a physician assistant at the UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus Women’s Health Clinic, elected her as the Advanced Practice Provider of the Year. The team celebrated October 6 to mark the start of Physician Assistant Week. Vanaphan, who has been practicing medicine for seven years, has been with UTMB Health for more than two years.

Super Doctors - Texas 2020

We congratulate our physicians named as 2020 Texas Super Doctors®

Whether educating tomorrow’s health care work force, making groundbreaking research discoveries, or providing excellent patient care to the communities we serve, physicians at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) work together to improve the health of Texas.

UTMB's Clear Lake Campus earns Level 3 designation

UTMB Health is working to develop one of the largest, most comprehensive trauma networks in the region, and recent developments at Clear Lake Campus are bringing the institution closer to that goal.