Newsweek Award

UMC Health System is the only hospital in Lubbock, Texas to rank in the list of Newsweek's 4th annual World’s Best Hospitals 2022 which recognizes the best medical institutions across 27 countries.

Newsweek Award 2022 - World's Best Hospitals

Newsweek ranks these hospitals by taking the following into consideration:

  • Hospital recommendations from peers: An international online survey sent to more than 80,000 doctors, hospital managers & health care professionals
  • Patient experience
  • Medical Key Performance Indicators: Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission, Pt Experience, Timely Care, CLABSI, CAUTI, C. Diff, MRSA, SSI: Colon, Abd. Hysterectomy

Then the following weights are applied:

  • Mortality – 22%
  • Safety of Care – 22%
  • Readmission – 22%
  • Patient Experience – 22%
  • Timely and Effective Care – 12%

Out of 4,500 US hospitals (smaller ones were excluded), UMC ranked #385 and 21st in Texas. UMC exceeded 91% of US hospitals subject to ranking.

This means, because of YOU and your hard work, UMC continues to shine and rank among the best places to receive care!

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