Health Blog

Welcome to the ongoing series of blog posts from UTMB Health focusing on key aspects of maintaining your health

  • Super Doctors - Texas 2020

    We congratulate our physicians named as 2020 Texas Super Doctors®

    April 7, 2021, 14:29 PM by UTMB Health

    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.

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    UTMB's Clear Lake Campus earns Level 3 designation

    February 25, 2021, 13:12 PM by UTMB Health

    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.

  • CLC Neurosurg

    Recognizing neurosurgery firsts at UTMB Health’s Clear Lake Campus

    December 17, 2020, 16:23 PM by Melissa Harman

    Surgeons at UTMB Health’s Clear Lake Campus recently performed the hospital’s first craniotomy for brain tumor removal and the first intracranial aneurysm clipping, which represent an expansion of services offered at the campus as the hospital continues to find new and innovative ways to provide world-class treatments to the growing communities it serves.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.