Awards & Recognition


Outcomes of Care

Outcomes are a necessary indication of the quality of care provided, and they are increasingly public via websites such as

  • Top three for the ninth time in 10 years: The Best Place to Work in Texas Award 2017
  • Achieved Patient Experience Award 5th year (2012-2016) from Healthgrades
  • Achieved Women’s Choice Award as 1 of 100 best nationally for patient experience
  • Magnet designated hospital--the 42nd facility in Texas and the first in West Texas
  • Honored as the Designated Trauma Facility of the Year (2017) by the Texas Dept of State Health Services
  • Recognized for Excellence in Patient and Employee Satisfaction by Press Ganey
  • Growth in admissions, visits & transfers to UMC
  • Baby Friendly Designation
  • Accredited Center for Bariatrics
  • Certified VAD facility (ventricular assist device) & Primary Stroke Center
  • Regional Burn Center Re-Verification
  • Pediatric Level II  Trauma Center
  • Clinical Lab: CAP, CLIA & AABB Certifications
  • I.T. achieved Most Wired again in 2017
  • Nursing – Pathway Designated again (and Magnet application submitted)
  • EMS ranked in the top quartile of ambulance services nationally

Healthgrades: rates UMC as Five-Star (its highest rating) for:

  • Outstanding Patient Experience
  • Pneumonia
  • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder surgery)
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery

US News and World Report selected UMC as the Best Regional Hospital in Texas for the Panhandle Plains Region. There are just over 600 hospitals in Texas; US News and World Report ranked UMC #14 among all ranked hospitals.

Best Companies to Work for in Texas: Ranked #1 among large employers by the Best Companies Group.

Women’s Choice Award – America’s 100 Best Hospital for Patient Experience: Ranked among the best nationally by women consumers who report to WomenCertified.

Most Wired: Health Care’s Most Wired acknowledged UMC as having a higher level of technology adoption, geared toward improved patient care and safety.

Pathway to Excellence: Earned by UMC from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. It indicates a strong commitment to nursing competence, development and satisfaction. It also paves the way for UMC’s next journey – to earn Magnet certification.

These improvements indicate better quality for our patients, a better workplace for our staff and physicians, and a financially stronger health system. At UMC, Service is our Passion and Safety is our Priority.

Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2017
Outstanding Patient Experience Award Healthgrades
2018 Women's Choice Award
Most Wired